Gran Hotel de Merida
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Questa mattina, dopo sobria colazione, siamo partiti alla ricerca di un hotel decente.
Qualcuno sembrava ok, ma abbiamo imparato a chiedere di vedere le stanze, prima di accettare; cosi' abbiamo visitato fior di hotel che presentavano stanze senza finestre, o con il ventilatore non funzionante... alla fine siamo entrati al Gran Hotel! Uno …
... said they were little goblins or ghosts that the Maya believed took care of their crops, especially maiz. They also believed that the aluxes would make themselves visible at nighttime to scare people and children for enjoyment.
kisin: the devil
mucbipollo: Yucatecan dish for Dia de los muertos
la chinas: oranges
mulix: curly haired person
... and gastronomy! The idea was that we’d go through the market and buy the ingredients we needed for the lunch we would prepare: Sopa de Lima (yay!), Pollo Pibil (a Mayan dish) and some sort of lime dessert containing a lot of condensed milk. We started with the chilies – Habaneros – these little suckers make other chillies look like 'try-hards'. Good news for people with stomach ulcers who love chilli though: Habaneros only burn your mouth ...
... and decided to wander around for a few hours. Ellyne had mentioned that she thought there was another Podiatrist in the neighborhood so we were on the lookout for the non-Dr Scholl. Of course we spotted a sign that seemed to be a doctor just around the corner. We entered an empty reception area and opened a door with a doctors name on it, and found ourselves standing behind a gentleman finishing his breakfast. After TLD asked if he was the doctor and he ...
As the clock ticked ever closer to the end of the year (mind you, when doesn't it?) we looking out upon the Mayan city of Uxmal (pronounced Oosh-mal), in darkness. Then, there was a burst of sound from the concealed speakers, streams of colour flashed up, illuminating the ancient structures that lay before us.
This was the beginning of a Light and Sound Show that was taking place on 31st December at the site. For nearly an ...