Travel Blogs from Merida
... dumpling stuffed with hard boiled eggs and pumpkin seed paste. Chris also engaged one of the trovadores to serenade me which was very romantic and he sang a song about Merida.
One day we took a trip out to ruins at Mayapan and Acanceh. It was a bit of a challenge finding the right road out of Merida, but eventually we were on our way after we stopped and asked ...
... a few drinks with a couple who were friends of his at a local Irish pub. Ariel is a big burly Cuban with a beard and Joenne is from Italy - they were both very friendly and again, patient with me as I struggled more and more with my Spanish as I got more tired. Joenne really reminds me of someone but I can't for the life of me think who. After a few beers I was ready to head back home to bed - learning a new language is fun but extremely tiring!
... notice that one woman begins to slowly walk towards me. Hablas Espanol? Yes, I speak a little Spanish. My nephew wants to know if you're staying in Cancun? No, Merida. Where are you from? The United States? Si, los Estados Unidos. She smiles and leaves. When she returns, they chat and the other woman starts to progress towards me. My son would like to give you a kiss. (This is almost without a doubt because I am white, blond, blue-eyed, and a confirmed American.) I allow ...
... Spanish was actually a lot more fun and rewarding than we all expected it to be, and I will now know
forever from Bethan’s translation that maiz in English is corn on the cob, not
On our days off during those two weeks we took a couple of
day trips out of Merida, the first being to Chocholat and Cenote San Ignacio.
Merida was on average 39 degrees from about 11:30 till 5 every day we were
there, so we were all craving cool air and a dip ...
... escabeche, a turkey soup. Had a nice chit chat 100MP.
Back to scope out the local recommendation but I think I got it wrong. Sarki along soon enough. Lots of mucking around delayed my afternoon jaunt until after 1530 but at least the blog is up to date. Sarki agreed with my description of Chang as a 'lone wolf'. Neither of us are sure why Brian is on this trip as he fits more the beach bum mode.
No place in particular was on the agenda, just a ...