Holiday Inn Merida
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... You've probably seen the ones where children are walking around with names like 'super *****' written over them. My curiosity was satisfied later when I noticed a middle-aged man wearing a very similar shirt with the exact same 'bimbo' name written across it. Obviously this is some sort of brand name here, so now I have to keep my eyes open to see what exactly bimbo does or sells.
By mid-afternoon I felt I had covered enough of this lovely, little city ...
... delicious.......even Rodrigo' s octopus. Next stop the beach, even though it was overcast, windy, and on the cool side. The guys went for beer while we wrapped in towels to keep warm. The guys came back with the most disgusting looking drinks I've ever seen. I've got a pretty strong stomach but this really made me sick. It was in a big Styrofoam cup with red sauce and salt around the rim. Inside was brown liquid and foam ...
... huge and added bonus - it has an outdoor Jacuzzi and a hammock. Bliss.
The main pool is relatively warm and in the slightly cooler evening air we take a swim before dinner.
We are fortunate to meet the owner - Christine and her husband Rue before a delicious dinner with a choice of menu which we are all grateful for. The chocolate madness cake is indeed mad in size and we are all too full to finish it. So full!!
Night cap at the outside terrace rounds off an excellent ...
... we had been in.
When the taxi pulled up at high, narrow doorway set in a windowless blue wall and announced we were at the Nomadas Hostel we were a bit surprised, we quickly scanned the wall and found the smallest sign ever. It was like walking into Doctor Who's Tardis though, there was a huge entrance hall lurking behind the small door which then led onto a large courtyard with seating. Beyond that was an ...
... a respectful percentage of tje city's cultural sights, including: - The cathedral - The contemporary art gallery where one of the curators asked me to give him a quick, impromptu English lesson... - The city market - The Casa de Montejo, the first building of Merida which is now a Banamex bank - The museo de arte popular, which had a really lovely temporary exhibition on displaying different Mexican nativities. - ...