Hotel del Peregrino
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Upon arrival, we quickly go the mini van rented and were off to check into our hostel - The Hotel Peregrino - and headed out for a few refreshments. Much to our dismay, we found out that, due to the voting on Saturday and Sunday, nobody was allowed to sell alcohol all weekend. So we had as much beer as we could before they cut us off.
... one, indeed. We spent a very happy couple of hours amongst the ruins climbing up and down as you do when it's available. It has the Pyramid of the Magician which towered over all the other structures. Another great ball court but this time with circles for the ball to go through. Fascinating stuff. Lunch was a traditional pibil experience. They cook the pork and chicken in a pit over hot coals with rocks and a cover for 3 hours. It was delicious, soup of lime and chicken ...
... they were from and the Translator made a joke...at my expense! An old goat said he was from Canada, the Translator noting he took time to admit it!
Our guide pointed out everybody in Merida ends a sentence with 'ha'. He analogized it to Canucks using 'eh' at the end of a sentence. Everybody looked at me: not this Canuck.
Merida used to be known as the 'White City' as houses in the early last century were always painted white. When the Spaniards ...
... br> My introspective trouble started on the collectivo ride from Vallodolid to the site. I sat in the back row of the van next to a man who was preparing for his day as a vendor. He had a large bag of coriander seeds which he carefully divided up into small plastic sacks. He meticulously tied each bag and smoothed it out on his backpack, alternating directions until he had a neat little pile. He packed them back into his pack and did the same thing with ...
... the music and he was singing along in spanish to the tunes, it was really lovely.was glad i could speak spanish to converse with him properly. we kept having to use napkins to wipe the sweat off it was so funny! afterwards we went to the square to listen to proper spanish guitar and chat in spanish. he then offered to walk me home and we exchanged emails. What a gent! muchas gracias a Jetuta!
we also saw lots of salsa in the street, there was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking