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

Mérida and Celustan

A travel blog entry by swkemp on Jan 06, 2015

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... people from their early times to their defeat by the Conquistadors to their independence. Very expressive and deeply moving. The city itself contains mainly old buildings in the Spanish style. At 9:00 we set off for a guided tour of Celestun located on the Gulf of Mexico. We visited this Marine sanctuary located on an estuary associated with extensive mangroves bird life and crocodiles. The pink flamingoes and ...

¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2015!

A travel blog entry by segacs on Dec 31, 2014

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... out around ten, walked through town to the colectivo (shared taxi) station, and got a taxivan for about an hour to Homun. From there, we rode on the back of motorbike taxis, three or four to a taxi, to visit the cenotes. The motorbike taxis were a bit like the rickshaws in southeast Asia, except that they felt more solid and they were good fun on the paved roads. On the rocky dirt roads to the cenotes, they were a bit less fun -- bumpy and dusty -- and we ...

Helping Mexico

A travel blog entry by kaneryan on Sep 03, 2014

... turtles. It also provides the mwith an open water diving ticket which is valid around the entire world and doesnt have to be re-updated for 3 years. The students would learn to work together as a team and give something back to the environment. But for all their giving they do get treated by being taken to hidden areas of the Mexican jungle during the day and several guided night tours to observe and bask in the ...

Colonial quaintness

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak on Mar 13, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... to the visitor's centre we headed back to the hostel and had a soothing swim in the pool. Wayne managed tomfind a litle shop selling the broad hat he wanted so he was happy to have a replacement cool sun hat.Later we picked up our washing from the nearby Lavendaria and headed into town for a lovely typical Yucatan dinner. I had a fish fillet with tomato and chillies, veges and tortillas and Wayne had melt in your mouth pork ( chinchinota pibil),rice and ...


A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine on Nov 04, 2013

1 comment, 1 photo

When I returned from Cuba, there was a change in my house. "I don't have the money for it, but my son hired her to help me around the house," explains my host mom. So, now Selma graces our house.

Selma is Dona Angelita's new, daily maid. (It is very common in the Yucatan to have a maid, and they are usually Maya.) Since I first met her, we have been chatting. She's 24 years old and lives in a pueblo one hour outside of Merida where she takes classes from ...

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