Intercontinental Presidente Merida
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... a half hour chat. We visited Mundo Maya a 'genuine' tourist shop to see sisal hats (jippi jappa - j's pronounced as h), hammocks, silver, tapestries and ceramics. I coming out with a new jippi jappa whilst Mel resisted the temptations of silver. The hats and hammocks are made of sisal, a thread derived from the cactus and is hand woven in caves whilst the threads are still pliable due to the environment. The hats mold to the size and shape of your ...
... in the open, not behind glass, and I was gently feeling the texture of a big jug that was absolutely beautiful when the guard came over and told me "NO". YIKES!!!!!!! I did some quick apologizing and moved on to the ruins! Even there it was all open and so hard not to touch.............but I didn't. :)
After the museum it was ladies choice so it was off to the market. Rodrigo took us to one for the ...
... B.C. but it wasn't until the 9th and 12th centuries A.D. that it became the seat of Mayan political and economic power in the Puuc region. It's estimated that the city used to have a population of 25,000 inhabitants distributed throughout a territory with enormous agricultural potential, but lacking in permanent water sources. The architecture at this site is said to be one of the most authentic examples of the Puuc style.
From the main road we had to walk around ...
... The Mexican party was very nice. I visit a normal mexican home and as i thought it was like houses are in central america. This place is hot so the architecture take care about it in planning too. One older lady made me happy when she gave me exemple of the mayan language. It is still a active language and in the pueblitos people use it still today. But less than before. ...
... me up a few days before, who offered to drive us round the other places in their hire car the next day – perfect! J
So the next morning, we did hit up the ruins, which were just as touristy but worth the visit (the same can’t really be said about the garbage museum). Spent a good few hours around there with one particular section feeling like you were just being herded round by cattle as people took pictures of alcoves – I mean seriously would you ...