Travel Blogs from Merida
... like accomplished world travelers to step onto our ADO bus which will take us 4 hours to a hotel "near everything" in Merida, Yucatan. I sleep the majority of the ride, sometimes interrupted by spouts of Spanish-overdubbed Disney movies. We get off the bus at Fiesta Americana at 10 PM, the bus drivers don't know where our hotel is, and we are stuck roaming a block with all of our luggage. Feeling so American. Eventually, we take a taxi to our hotel - a distance ...
... We were all pretty impressed by the genuinely huge span of the sight, and
although we were taking our time it took at least two hours to see the whole
place. Aside from this brief description
it just looks better in the pictures.
So after that we packed up in Merida, said some woeful
farewells, painted our hands onto the wall (bit tribal, bit Mayan) and headed
back to Cancun in joyful anticipation of Mr Hewes’ arrival and the return of
some male company.
... Carnival in Merida whilst we were here. Initially we were all going to go and watch the main procession from the comfort of the Mayor’s box… However, after it was decided that it wasn’t suitable for the kids I went along on my own with the Hacienda manager. Sadly, this meant that we couldn’t watch from the comfort of an air-conditioned balcony and had to join the crowds tying to get a ...
... 3 blocks away. OMG you can buy anything there!! There are hundreds of vendors; some have more permanent 'shops' and others are in the aisles - those mostly selling food and vegetables. We bought a gigantic avocado for 10p ($1)
Despite the crowds - and no you mostly don't stop to be polite and let someone by (unless maybe someone pushing a stroller) because you will not get back in the swarm unless you do your own pushing ..... despite the crowds and the ...
... in our heads) but all the same it was an interesting experience.
We met a lot of other backpackers on the bus to, and then walking around, the city. Two guys are from Holland, and doing a similar, short trip around the Yucatan (including Guatemala and Belize - our original plan that got cut short, timewise). We got to know them a bit, and enjoyed their company each time we crossed paths. At our hostel, we met a couple from Australia (Melbourne) who are ...