Merida

Trip Start May 31, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

We arrive from Palenque on the overnight bus and stay in a nice hostel.
We just wander the streets and see local dance and listen to music in the market. there isnt much to do here although it is a very nice place.

A little about Merida....
Nicknamed "La Ciudad Blanca" after its
white limestone buildings (now covered in peeling layers of
gem-coloured paint), the capital of Yucatán state is in every sense the
leading city of the peninsula, with a calm, small-town geniality
despite its population of nearly one million. It draws thousands of
visitors, both Mexican and foreign, and has seen a rash of expat
investment since 2000, leading some to speculate that it may succeed
San Miguel Allende as the country's prime artsy expat haven. But even
as the buzz increases, the city retains its grace and manners: every
street in the centre boasts a well-maintained colonial church or
museum, and locals still ride in little horse-drawn taxis, which gather
by the plaza in the evenings.

From here myself and Sven go to another Mayan site of Chichen Itza and eventually onto the island of 'Isla Mujeres' (Ladies Island)
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