You can read Mexico, Part I here Immediately upon landing in Mérida, the difference between the Yucatan Peninsula and the central highlands of Mexico is apparent. Wind-whipped palm trees and lush greenery flank the roads that cut through the dense jungle that covers much of the peninsula, a marked departure from the dusty, arid rolling hills […]
Before it even started, we knew Friday (day 102) was going to be a long day of travel. This didn’t bother us too much though, that night we were going to be meeting up with Chloe and Chris! We started the day with a quick and delicious homemade breakfast at the hostel before we bid […]
Merida! What a cool city. We arrived here a week ago, and have packed a lot in.
Text credits: http://www.merida.gob.mx/turismo/contenido/cultura_in/cultura.htm Celebrations and lively traditions always arrive on time to offer a colorful spectacle, rich in unforgettable images. This is how Merida lives a great 1-year-long cultural festival, and how thousands of visitors from around the globe become spectators of the city’s intense day-to-day reality. Every night, the Historic Center invites you to […]
Last week, my Spanish professor showed us a video about the city of Mérida and a phenomenon that occurs in the area called Cenotes. I’ve been meaning to look up both because they are so close to Cancún. I’ll start with Mérida, today, and dig into Cenotes, tomorrow. Mérida is the capital and largest city […]
Here’s a pic of the party I talked about on my last post! People have such cool faces! I can’t get over them. So, we arrived in Merida at around 8 pm and proceeded to have dinner in a delightful restaurant called Oliva. Then we took a stroll around Merida’s historical center. It’s a […]
Merida is the capital of the state of Yucatan, and a colonial city of over two million people. The Spanish influence can be seen everywhere as can the Mayan people who inhabit the city. The tropical climate, endless cultural events, and low cost of living make it attractive to expatriates from all over the world. […]
I love to wander the streets in a delicious city like Merida, taking in the sites and peering into interesting shops. Today I happened to glance to my right side and into a large courtyard and saw this…. Not waiting for an invitation, I walked in to gaze at its beauty. As my eyes adjusted […]
We have moved to Mérida, capital city of the Yucatán, for a few days. You may have thought we were already in the Yucatán when we were in Cancún and you would have been half right. Cancún is on the Yucatán Peninsula but in the state of Quintana Roo. Mérida is on the Yucatán peninsula […]
Mexico, Jul. 26 (Notimex) .- The International Cultural Meeting, to be held in China this week, will have a demonstration of typical Yucatecan cuisine and a presentation of Folkloric Ballet of Merida.