Intercontinental Presidente Merida
Travel Blogs from Merida
Merida at first glance seems to be one of those cities where you would like to spend some more time to get to know better the city center, restaurants and cultural attractions. As this time we were just in transit, I'd need to come back!
... to the centre hoping to do the hop on hop off bus tour but we were told it is only in Spanish so we did a self guided walking tour instead using a hired headset and English recordings of the numbered sites stretching out from the historical centre. This was 4 hours hire time and we ended up a few kms out from the centre and found a walmart and was able to get a few things ( ipod charger), and some fresh provisions for lunch and later. Today I have had a few issues ...
... that in a Cuban school, you could study to be a doctor and be one of the smartest humans. But after you receive your schooling, you would have to - for example - sweep streets at night. All is equal. But then, everyone in Cuba has all of their basic needs. Everyone. Something to reflect on... Anywho, her friend knew that if he were to return to Cuba, then he would have nothing. So here they are happily in Merida, the husband a solar panel installer and the wife ...
... Musette's CD that I sing on and my newest CD, so we talked a lot about that then moved onto farming, why Mexico is now the "fattests" country, traveling and mountaintop removal. It was a successful night of Spanish conversation. Coquis (a professor at Centre) would be proud.
Paulina (my "niece"): October 2
Dona Angelita: October 9
Me: October 20
Tomorrow: my momma