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We stop for lunch at a local restaurant where the specialty is lime soup and chicken or pork that has been cooked in banana leaf underground for 3 hours. Its amazing.
We continue on to the magical town of Izamal with its surprising mustard yellow monastery; also the colour of the Vatican. This is the largest walled church courtyard and we meander around the church as well.
Finally we are on our way to Chichen Itza - ...
... this was something I was aware of after doing this twice before!!!
After getting wallet shock from the rental car place we finally got on the road. We drove about one hour and a half into the jungle to a small city named Valladolid. I had visited here once before and wanted to return to take a few pictures of the town square, colorful doors and grand church. We arrived and decided to grab a bite to eat at a lunch spot I had been to previously, took a few pictures ...
... His wife had the kitchen all set up for us. She showed us how to cook the bananna leaves which lined the pressure cooker. We mixed the spices, cut the vegetables and even made a spiced tea. Chatting around the big table we were told stories about cooking and the Mayan way of life. It was a great deal of fun.
I would highly recomend this tour to anyone moving to the area. After this tour I no longer feel like a tourist in the market and I am comfortable identifying ...
... And from Carl Sandburg's Hits and Outs: "I remember the Chillicothe ball players grappling the Rock Island ball players in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness. And the shoulders of the Chillicothe players were a red smoke against the sundown and the shoulders of the Rock Island players were a yellow smoke against the sundown. And the umpire's voice was hoarse calling balls and strikes and outs, and the umpire's throat fought in the dust for a song."
... of sophistication finally found.
It was six lane highway into Merida. The city's outskirts were reached by 1550; the bus terminal, at 1603. The bag of Bird Brain Sara came out relatively early. You needed the ticket to move it. I told her that her bag was in the way, preventing further downloading. Nothing clicked in her pea brain head. She finally went to get it and did not have the ticket. What a dolt.
It was hot in the local sun, waiting ...