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

Colonial quaintness

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak


... were 2 for the price of one so I had 2 of course, yummy. Thursday 13th March we had grand plans to go to some ruins today but I had a sore throat and dry cough ( was it the extreme aircon on the bus the other day?) and was chilled overnight despite it being very warm so may have had a bit of a temp (no I don't check it cos I hope to ignore it and recover ). I also needed to get some printing done in readiness for the trip to Cuba and getting a visa. This meant I had to ...


A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine


... we had the traditional dish for families in the Yucatan for Mondays: frijol con puerco. Litterally translated as "beans with pork," it is much more than that. Boiled together are these delicious black beans I've never had with chunks of pork and spices. You soup out your pork onto a plate and make a bowl of the beans and broth as the main dish, but then of course you add freshly made (there's a shop right around the corner that always has a line for fresh ...

Los Aluxes, conversaciones, e insectos

A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine

... our conversation today therapeutic.

I had my first SPA 271 (Latin American Culture) class this afternoon. It's going to be awesome, especially because we have to learn Maya words and Maya legends. For literature, I got to read my first Pablo Neruda poems. For Humanities, I got to prove that I knew where all 31 states of Mexico were.

As homework for the culture class, I asked my family about the Maya legend of "los Aluxes" ("x" pronounced "sh"). ...

Beans, beans good for the heart, the more you eat

A travel blog entry by cookcorn


... lvez with our guide Jorge and our cook Laura. Laura has been cooking with tourists for a couple of years but had never been on the market tour herself so she came along for a laugh. She was very amused to find herself the smallest of the group by far.

Jorge loves his job. He is obsessed by food and in particular chilies and takes the tour as often as possible and then goes to work as a chef in a bar/restaurant from 6pm to 3am every day. His degree was ...

Lost Cities

A travel blog entry by kryten4b


... some of the older buildings do not fall over. INAH is proactive at most sites in the Yucatan.

So here comes Kabah, wow! This is one of the best sites in the area and the last site we visited around Saint Elena. It is just big, big, big; it’s on par with Chichen, Mayapan and Uxmal. We spent a lot of time here just exploring the many buildings waiting for the sun to go down, as that is the best time to see ...


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