Holiday Inn Merida
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- Swimming pool
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... and wondering if I brought the right contact lenses with me.
Maybe it is an age thing.
Maybe it is a sign that I should have gone to bed about three hours ago. Definitely time to hit the sack.
Feeling refreshed and a little bit less stupid the next morning, I enjoyed a very nice breakfast prepared by Elsie. Omelette, toast, melon, coffee went down a treat. Had a chat with Craig, an Aussie who it turned out is doing virtually the ...
... Apparently in winter it's normally like this due to the winds constantly churning the water, but no complaints here!!!!
Came in for a late lunch and never made it back to pool or beach. The guys disappeared and we found them having a siesta in their rooms. We made a pitcher of pina coladas, then another, and another, and..................thanks goodness there was leftover pizza from last night for dinner!!!
... another of the Starwood luxury collection. This gorgeous hacienda has only 12 rooms and has retained it's original charm. It's location in the jungle means that the mossy paths that lead to the rooms are a little slippery but makes you feel truly like a part of the history of the region. Feeling completely isolated with only a restaurant, swimming pool and welcoming rooms we all feel that we could return to this spot.
We continue on for another 2 hours by bus to ...
... a hasty retreat to the safety of the streets.
A few blocks further down the road was the indoor market, Mercado Lucas de Galvez, which was a sprawling mass of stalls and vendors spread across a a number of interconnecting buildings. The air inside was very still and hot but there was a real vibrancy to the place with all the colours of the wares and hustle & bustle around the food stalls.
Earlier in the day, we had been ...
... roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península of Mayan origin. A pork loin marinated in sour orange juice served with refried beans, tomatoes, avocado, roasted red onion for 75 pesos / NZ $ 7 / US $ 5.70. That plus a Negro Modelo at 27 pesos / NZ $ 2.50 / US $ 2.10 was Ok but they charged not a 10% service charge but a 15%!