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I thought that I would go to Merida and see lots more Mayan sites. When I did a bit more research upon arrival, I realised that I couldn't see everything with my budget, and I really just wanted to see the most important site. So my second day in Merida, I took a bus to Uxmal and started exploring with someone from the hostel I was staying at. The site was quite big, and of course, the sun was shining bright, making it impossible to stay out of the shade for ...
... district past several lively plazas and
stopped at another to enjoy another festival of music and dance.
The following morning, I slipped coming
out of the shower and twisted my knee. I am still recovering. It
could have been worse – I have been able to walk and bike on it –
but it isn't ...
The hostess brought me a tasty soup with potato, carrot and beans; a delicious main dish of rice and beef steak slices in a dark and rich sauce; and the best carrot cake I've eaten in quite some time. All for the bargain price of 70 pesos (£3.50)! All the time the hostess and I were attempting to chat in broken Spanish and English, and she seemed pleased to do so, giggling often and smiling broadly when she realised she knew where the school and the hostel ...
... swim, because we didn't know about it I hadn't brought anything to swim in. There were way too many people in there anyway and the weather had gone bad, even though it was still hot, it had begun to rain, so as much as I wanted to swim, I didn't. We waited around and browsed the shop for the 45 minutes we had there then we all boarded the bus for the 1.45 hours back to Merida city. We arrived back and got dinner. We were both pretty tired from the big day so we just had a quiet ...
... were left to rot, and a ridiculous amount of pillars, which placards
informed us were pillars and probably had snakes and warriors carved on them
(this was repeated about 30 times). Luckily we arrived early enough to see the
sight ourselves, before the hordes of tourists from nearby Cancun and other
resorts swarmed in, although the sheer scale of groups with matching umbrellas,
t-shirts or hats was an impressive match to the ornate remains of the ...