Address: Calle 62, 511, Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, 97000, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Merida

Bus Day

A travel blog entry by segacs on Dec 30, 2014

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Today we rode a bus for 9 hours, from Palenque to Merida. It was a spectacularly uneventful day, with the most exciting parts being the salsa dancing shuttle driver who drove us to the bus station at 7am, and the military checkpoints where they spot-checked "random" (aka racially profiled) people for ID and searched our bags. Other than that, it was a pretty boring ride, and I mostly watched the scenery change from jungle ...

UXMAL Mayan SIte

A travel blog entry by pilgrimtraveler on Dec 16, 2014

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... about 15,000 people) is a rough guess.[citation needed] Most of the city's major construction took place while Uxmal was the capital of a Late Classic Maya state around 850-925 AD. After about 1000 AD, Toltec invaders took over, and most building ceased by 1100 AD.[citation needed]

Maya chronicles say that Uxmal was founded about 500 A.D. by Hun Uitzil Chac Tutul Xiu. For generations Uxmal was ruled over by the Xiu family. It was the most powerful site in ...

The first day out

A travel blog entry by kaneryan on Aug 31, 2014

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... had a short stopover, so that I could eat on the trip back. After the bus arrived back in Merida it was a short walk to the zoological park of Centenario. There was a small line to get in to the zoo but it was well worth the wait. There were food stalls inside and out but I had already eaten so I was not hungry until the afternoon. Once I entered it was like a complete change from the outside world. There were hundreds of animals many of which you ...


A travel blog entry by breadstickstu on Feb 06, 2014

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... some local cenotes in the area and I couldn't wait. There are supposedly hundreds of cenotes all over Mexico which throughout history have always been sacred places to the Mayan people. Now they are hugely popular to visit due to their fresh, warm & amazingly blue water, commonly found in caves underground making them ideal unique swimming holes. We arrived to a giant dusty paddock and to our astonishment we were ushered onto a little rickety cart which was drawn by a ...

Last day at the worksite

A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine on Nov 22, 2013

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... off at the 97-year-old church to take some photos then headed through the old stone archway through overgrown paths to a crumbling antique. Like most haciendas in the Yucatan, this one used to be very lucrative by growing henequen. Before Hurricane Isadora hit some years ago, Eduardo said the town would hold parties and dances at the old house, especially on the big, shaded porch. He remembers his oldest brother getting married there. But after ...

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