Travel Blogs from Merida
I´ve skipped dinner tonight to catch up on my trip reporting. I´ve really been slacking off but hopefully you´ve all appreciated the photos I managed to post a couple days ago.
I would also like to mention that two of my three final grades are finally posted and they are both A´s. So looks like I´ve earned the trip …
... Acanceh is a small town with a huge Franciscan church on one side of the plaza ... and a pyramid on the other whose particular claim to fame is that there are still four stucco masks in situ on the corners.
On to Mayapan, a large site, with a rather disputed history, but nonetheless there remains a main pyramid with some stucco reliefs at the base ...
It having been more than ten years since I needed to get up early for a class or lecture of any sort, I had hoped old habits had died hard. Alas, no. I slept through my alarm on my first day of school and had to leave the hostel in the morning without checking out and without my stuff. Standard.
I arrived a little late but my new teacher, Susana, was relaxed about it. Susana, like my hosts, is Spanish - from Barcelona originally. ...
... wheel her 14 year-old son up to me, both of us smiling, and I bend down to hug and kiss his cheek as is customary in Mexico. He is beaming. I blow him a kiss, and he returns as best he can. Knowing that Mexico has such a machismo culture, something I've been slightly worried about, I am incredibly happy, warmed and feel somewhat that I've received some sort of positive sign about the trip that this encounter was my first experience with "machismo" flirting. We leave the ...
... and reinvigorate our
overheating bodies. In the end we were drawn by the enticing pictures in guide
books and magazines of cave bottom, crystal clear lakes, and so sort out the
nearest cenote; San Ignacio. After an
even hotter than normal cramped bus journey (a lady fell asleep on me which
made things even more uncomfortable), we positively dashed along the track following
the signs and were rewarded with a beautiful cenote. After a brief walk down ...