Intercontinental Presidente Merida
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... of Taco. Wendy had a trio of three Turkey tortillas with different sauces with plantain mash (green style of banana) and couldn't resist a Lime Margarita. Tonight they had a big concert in the Plaza Grande with some well known Mexican pop stars. We visited the Italian coffee house where we had our first decent cup of coffee. Steve needed to help the barista make his long black. It went down well with a slice of ...
... yummy. Merida, also known as the white city - either because of the white stone, or because only Spaniards were allowed to live in it - is an old colonial city built by the Spanish after they eventually crushed the Mayans. It centres around a big square, on which our hostel was conveniently located. We started our colonial tour in the town hall, which was covered in absolutely amazing murals depicting the history of the ...
... surrounding several stone buildings there are crystal clear deep rock pools.
The pools were absolutely amazing and a fairly nice temperature considering it's freshwater. As nice as the water was we eventually had to get out and go and have a look at everything else Dzibilchaltun had to offer. There were temples, buildings statues and other stone creations spread out over a fairly large area. A school group could learn a lot ...
... and then complain about feeling sick after... We get home around 5pm. Jump straight into the freezing cold pool at our hotel (and promptly back out again). Have a dinner of jalapeņo chips, M&Ms and 7up (Carol Zumba it's okay, I climbed a buttload of stairs, I promise!) and fall asleep. Day 16: We sleep in, have breakfast and take it easy in Merida today. We check out a Mayan soccer game in the evening (where they only hit the rubber ball with their hips - ...
... how awesome they are) and put it in their envelope stuck on the wall. I'll miss being in Mexico with this amazing group of young humans.
I ended the night by admiring historic downtown Merida one of the last times and returned home just in time to say goodbye to Nenuca and Paolina (IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE HER SHE'S BEEN SO BUSY!). I then sent a photo of my environmental studies professor and me to him through email, of which his response ...