La Mision de Fray Diego
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... surprise was the fact that there was free WiFi in every park in the city :-) On Sundays there is an artisan market on the Plaza Grande. Be sure to try the "elote" (corn) ice-cream!
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... it out, turning random nobs and pressing buttons that didn't do anything. I figured it was some Mexican appliance, but when I got up to help I noticed that everything was in English. Of course, Mama didn't know what "toast" or "grill" or "broil" meant, so I was very pleased to explain to her what each meant. I also had to warn her that the temperature was in Fahrenheit...her eyes widen. Who knew a toaster oven could be such an enigma.
These are the moments that I cherish.
... Chang, Greg and the Translator for happy hour, Sarki joining in. Everybody liked a good Brian joke. The dumb *****es joined in and immediately poisoned the conversation, something Sarki just didn't get. Chatted largely with the Translator about his office/home liquor cabinet plus ports and scotches 85 MP
Final blog and packing with lights out by 2315.
Dork of the day--Sarki
Roomie, that was a pretty lame excuse for not lunching locally re tomorrow's bus ride.
... We arrived in time for breakfast, and spent some time having a look around the market where we were treated to the sight of pigs heads hanging up with blood dripping from their noses and full bodies of featherless chickens, all made perfect with the flies jumping from one animal to the next. Thoughts entered my mind as to whether this was how all the meat in restaurants started off life, and the rumbles of my recovering sensitive stomach seemed ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Mision de Fray Diego Merida
Loved, loved the Mision de Fray Diego. It's located about 1 1/2 blocks from the main square in Merida. Our room was incredible, we were in one of the "special" rooms. It really is as pretty as all the pictures. Once you get into the courtyard you would never know you are in the heart of a bustling city. The food in the restaurant was very good. We wound up eating breakfast & dinner there everyday since it was good, quiet, not too expensive, and so beautiful. The staff was helpful. The only reason I am not giving this hotel 5 stars is that our bedspread was a bit tattered. It didn't bother me, but it's an easy fix, so it should be fixed.
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