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It was a case of 'first things first' when we woke up on our first proper day in Merida. We’d been looking forward to the eating in this part of the world for a long time, so as soon as we were out we made a beeline for the local market for our first dose of authentic Mexican street food.
We settled on cochinita pilbil and a plate of papadzuelos for our first meal. We knew the cochinita was a regional favourite, slow-cooked ...
... But in my immediate world, today is a day of celebration because my host mom is now able to do whatever she wants - doctor's orders. Now my mind shoots above and around. Teachers are protesting in Mexico City against the newly elected, telenovela-looking, young PRI president, Enrique Pena Nieto, and his education reforms which would require teachers to take qualification exams. This government is also pushing for allowing private companies to search for and ...
I woke up early as Janine was leaving for Palenque this morning. I said goodbye and then went to have breakfast, my Plan for the day was to visit Chichen Itza one of the most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico. I had heard it is really busy so it is best to go early in the morning. The first bus is at 9am from the bus station. After breakfast I still had an hour before i needed to leave to catch the ...
... inland have given us withdrawals from the beach life we enjoyed at the start of our trip. Due to this (and the heat that has returned from coming back to sea level) we have generally planned our days around regular swims. Merida is a great city with plenty of interesting colonial architecture and culture. We have enjoyed exploring the town and did a walking tour of the city centre to get some insight into the Mayan/Spanish history of the town. We also made a couple of day ...
... in the same spot and were demolished by the Spanish.
The highlight for me was the Governor's Palace. It is the working office of the Yucatan governor, but the building is open to explore. A stunning courtyard is filled with murals by Fernando Castro Pancheco. The main hall has a series of paintings depicting the struggle of the Mayan people.
One of the sad things is that the Mayan language is ...