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

I love feet

A travel blog entry by joelsalmon on Jul 03, 2014

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The next day was a free day but all of us elected to go on the optional excision to the cenotes- natural sinkholes filled with beautifully clear freshwater you could swim in. We took a minivan there but to get to the cenotes we had to go on these horse-driven train carriages, kind of a mixture of a rickshaw and a train. Highly bizarre and very rickety! We went to three- the first was a bit of a let down, was little more than a puddle. But the water was lovely. The ...

Merida ... Where the Music Plays on!

A travel blog entry by elainehayes on Feb 15, 2014

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... a huge crowd of locals, many of whom join in with the dancing, and if you have any extra energy, there is more dancing in the main plaza in the evening. Tuesday evening is the turn of Parque de Santiago and although we arrived late, we had time to have one dance.

We looked round a museum telling the story of trova Yucateca, local music which draws ...

First day at school

A travel blog entry by acrossthesun on Oct 24, 2013

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... not sure when we'll meet. I listened with interest to the bureaucratic they faced to get visas; apparently Samuel's gorgeous German Shepherd, Cora, caused a problem with immigration also. He also gave me a lot of good advice on good things to see in the area. It seems that Mérida is surrounded by beautiful cenotes and ruins - and after the way Samuel talked about Tulum, I'm even keener to go and see it.

I headed to bed about ...

Rip off the Band Aid, and Run

A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine on Sep 07, 2013


... wheel her 14 year-old son up to me, both of us smiling, and I bend down to hug and kiss his cheek as is customary in Mexico. He is beaming. I blow him a kiss, and he returns as best he can. Knowing that Mexico has such a machismo culture, something I've been slightly worried about, I am incredibly happy, warmed and feel somewhat that I've received some sort of positive sign about the trip that this encounter was my first experience with "machismo" flirting. We leave the ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Feb 14, 2013

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... they were from and the Translator made a my expense! An old goat said he was from Canada, the Translator noting he took time to admit it!

Our guide pointed out everybody in Merida ends a sentence with 'ha'. He analogized it to Canucks using 'eh' at the end of a sentence. Everybody looked at me: not this Canuck.

Merida used to be known as the 'White City' as houses in the early last century were always painted white. When the Spaniards ...

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