Holiday Inn Merida
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... we would have to spend more money than expected.
Of course, we took the 2nd-class bus departing at 10.40 from the city of Cancun. During a 7-hour journey we had plenty of time for sleeping, talking, writing and reading. To our surprise, the bus was on time and we arrived in Merida at 17.40. We started to walk to the main square where we were supposed to find Hostel Zocalo, a place recommended not only in our guidebook but also by a Serbian girl with whom ...
Up next was a look inside the beautiful Universidad Yucatan´s central building and the remarkable Teatro Jose Peon Contreras. This place has attracted my attention due to a cacophony of bugles and cymbols that was a cross between a military band an d then some classical music that sounded more like an orchestra. I was not allowed to see them inside, though I could look around and take photos. There was also a gallery of contemporary art inside.
... Chichén Itzá, used cenotes to access underground water, however there were no cenotes at Uxmal. Instead, it was necessary to collect water in chultunes or cisterns, built in the ground.
It's been told that human sacrifices were often performed at the highest temple of the House of the Magician. With the victim still alive, the priest would rip out the heart with a flint knife and throw the body (allegedly still moving) down the steep steps. YIKES!!!!
... saw had a couple of men stood beside it, one holding a sizeable rifle; I felt my stomach clench as I slid past him on the narrow pavement.
I also saw a few horse-drawn carts making their way about town, they seem to be a legitimate form of transport! Some appear to be a sort of luxury taxi, whilst I saw another man who seemed to be making deliveries - hessian bags piled up on his cart.
I decided to try and find the Spanish school before the hostel, so ...
... which is really an underground basin. Before we were able to go swimming and such in the sinkhole, we went through a Mayan ritual of sacrifice for protection. There was an old gentleman there who did the prayers and blessed each of us and made a sacrifice (it was a nut of some kind) on our behalf. Then it was time to get changed into our swimming suits and head off. Since I wore mine, it didn't take me long to
change. I kept my ...