Casa de las Columnas
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... a real wedding especially once 'cerveza' and tequila were added into the mix.
During siesta time, we walked the length of Paseo Montejo - a boulevard built by the rich merchants of Mérida. This was where the true splendour of colonial houses were, still in pristine condition set back from the tree lined street. At the top end of the boulevard was the Monument to the Fatherland.
We had a quick swim in the pool to cool off ...
... roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península of Mayan origin. A pork loin marinated in sour orange juice served with refried beans, tomatoes, avocado, roasted red onion for 75 pesos / NZ $ 7 / US $ 5.70. That plus a Negro Modelo at 27 pesos / NZ $ 2.50 / US $ 2.10 was Ok but they charged not a 10% service charge but a 15%!
... a family.
Because it was Madu's first hostelexperience, I truly hoped that it's a good one, because we all know the first impression changes the whole way to go, even if we try and fight it.
Okay, I have to admit that the massive cockroach the second night did not help, especially because Madu told me in the beginning that he could handle spiders, snakes and scorpions, but not cockroaches.
My compañero closed his suitcase in panic and fled into the bathroom, from where ...
... Kathleen and the Translator. We all got separated in the Palace of the Governor, a nice light green buidling with several murals. Wended my way back to get the pix downloaded and update the blog, capuccino mezcal helping the process.
Discretion over valour: poor sleeps in Palenque and little on the day's journey so bagged out circa 2200.
Dorkette of the day--Sara
Getting off a bus with lots of luggage, think group, *****, not yourself.
... cringe. We had a blast! Definitely no tourists there, either.
On Sunday, we hung out with the family some more and met a couple of Gaby's friends over dinner. They were really sweet people and were eager to tell us about their favorite places to visit in Mexico. Hands down, they reccommended Chiapas.
I'm writing now from a hostel in CANCUN *I know, I know...of all places, but it's a good transport hub for other destinations. This is definitely ...