Fiesta Americana Merida
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... yummy. Merida, also known as the white city - either because of the white stone, or because only Spaniards were allowed to live in it - is an old colonial city built by the Spanish after they eventually crushed the Mayans. It centres around a big square, on which our hostel was conveniently located. We started our colonial tour in the town hall, which was covered in absolutely amazing murals depicting the history of the ...
... surrounding several stone buildings there are crystal clear deep rock pools.
The pools were absolutely amazing and a fairly nice temperature considering it's freshwater. As nice as the water was we eventually had to get out and go and have a look at everything else Dzibilchaltun had to offer. There were temples, buildings statues and other stone creations spread out over a fairly large area. A school group could learn a lot ...
... and then complain about feeling sick after... We get home around 5pm. Jump straight into the freezing cold pool at our hotel (and promptly back out again). Have a dinner of jalapeņo chips, M&Ms and 7up (Carol Zumba it's okay, I climbed a buttload of stairs, I promise!) and fall asleep. Day 16: We sleep in, have breakfast and take it easy in Merida today. We check out a Mayan soccer game in the evening (where they only hit the rubber ball with their hips - ...
... a shower first.
That evening it was pizza on the hotel roof. There is effectively no dusk. Just suddenly it is pitch black. The moon was just rising. No stars. Jet black skies above and the lit cathedral was not too far away. A gentle evening breeze kept things nice at 23 C.
... us with official Kookay certificates. It was a really great last visit to the park (although I doubt today was my "last.")
Afterwards, Eduardo gave us a tour of the town Xcunya! It's an ity bity town that includes a small church, an old hacienda, houses, Parque Aak, and a primary school. Really close to the park is an elementary or "primary" school that the director gave us a tour of. It felt wonderful to be around kids, and they were so kind ...