Fiesta Americana Merida
Travel Blogs from Merida
íHola de Mexico! The first stop on our journey around the world was Cancun (to relax a bit after mucho preparacion). We decided to stay in the city rather than a beach resort to help us acclimate to backpacking. Our first night we stayed in a beautiful palapa (an open air hut with a thatch roof) overlooking the gardens and pool. We thought it was …
Well today was a great day if a little challenging. We drove about an hour out of Merida to a Mayan village near Cazuma. On the way there were a number of haciendas which had specialized in sisal production but as you would expect the hacienda dwellers got rich and the Mayan workers stayed poor. Many of these still had their grand gateways and walls but were completely overgrown as they had been abandoned due to the sisal ...
... cabinets full of deep-fried goodies of some sort. The first place we stopped at was easy – fried pork skin – yum, crackling. Next to it, pork chest – basically the bit on the outside after the bones are taken away for pork ribs. This was really soft and juicy and equally delicious. We weren’t allowed to try the offal and blood sausages cooked in pig stomach as they were mixed with Habenaros and Jorge didn’t want us to choke! ...
... at us and asked TLD to show him the problem. He carefully examined her toes and replied that he had a recipe that would make it go away in 3 or 4 WEEKS!!! WEEKS??? It turned out that he was a Homeopathic doctor. Lots of Gracias's and nods and TLD trying to hop out of his office while putting on her sandals.
We spent the next 2.5 hours walking around the neighborhood in a lite rain and high humidity taking pictures of walls until we could return to ...
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