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Travel Blogs from Merida
Well, the morn' of Sept 7 I got up in the wee hours of the morning with my family and Nat and we headed to the Louisville International Airport. There, we met Justin and McKenzie (other Centre students: aka my travel partners). Feeling anxious, full of excitement and curiosity, I was ready to get on the plane. Although my family thought I might want to hang since I was running ahead of schedule, my strong adrenaline and a conversation I had with my boyfriend the night ...
... Spanish was actually a lot more fun and rewarding than we all expected it to be, and I will now know
forever from Bethan’s translation that maiz in English is corn on the cob, not
On our days off during those two weeks we took a couple of
day trips out of Merida, the first being to Chocholat and Cenote San Ignacio.
Merida was on average 39 degrees from about 11:30 till 5 every day we were
there, so we were all craving cool air and a dip ...
... were not clipping by fast enough: 116k at 1423, finally the last 100k at 1436.
Low clouds were on the horizon, perhaps a sign of a change in the weather. We formally crossed into Yucatan state at 1502. Another soldier episode and a show on nature filled some moments. A show for kids followed and our first Yucatan police. At 1545, there was the final split for Cancun. The two Aussie bimbos laughed away at some childish humour for the show for kids, ...
... drive by their parents and then they get on the road. After hanging out at the beach we went down to a local street festival to watch a Brazilian band...by the time we arrived it was Mexican folk music and a fair!
After a few days hanging with friends it was time to hit the road again. From Merida to Palenque for my fifth set of ruins. I met up with Dave and Kim again and we caught the night bus to Palenque.
We thought that even ...
... but it gave it the right feeling so we gave it the thumbs up to other people at our hostel.
After the tour, we decided to visit the markets of Merida and set out in the hope of finding Queva a hammock. We walked around for a long time before realising the markets weren't really the kind we were looking for and decided just to head to the hammock shop. It was a really nice shop and they made all the hammocks in the store. After ...