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Trip Start Jul 23, 2002
66Trip End Jul 23, 2003
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After two days of ruins it was onto Merida for a day of wandering the city, a visit to the zoo, walk through the square and major shopping district and some chatting with the others in the hostel. Ran into another 3 Australianīs there! Merida has a different event going on everyday with dancing, singing and cultural events around the city. We went to a night market where they had a Mayan wedding and dancing on stage along with some singing and other performances. It seems to be a popular way to spend a night out with the locals.
Spent Sunday on a bus trip to visit some more of the Mayan ruins including Labna, Xlapak and Sayil on La Ruta Puuc, and Kabah and Uxmal. It was a lot of time on a bus and a bit of a rushed visit to get around the places and back to the bus in time, but most of those places arenīt on the bus routes and so you have to take what you can get - otherwise hire a car with a group. By the end of it, itīs definitely a long day. The good thing about going on a Sunday is that all the ruins, and some museums etc have free entry on Sunday which is always good when you are travelling on a budget
After Merida it was onto Campeche where I am now. Itīs a much more laid back town than Merida with an atmosphere I like. Itīs a coastal town that had a wall erected around it to protect it from pirates and itīs retained a lot of the old style buildings and heritage. Itīs a nice relaxed place, and last night in the main square they had music playing and then showed a concert - The three Tenors Christmas. Being in a coastal town in Mexico, listening to the Tenors sing carols about a white chirstmas is one of those things where you go, what is wrong with this picture.
It looks like Iīll be spending New Years Eve here, before hopping on one of the lovely night buses for a ride south to Pelanque. Wandering town and sitting along the water is not a bad way to spend a day!
Okay, between writing that while checking the bus availability and then heading to buy tickets all the three buses going had sold out. So plan change #46937 means I'm staying in Campeche tonight and catching a bus to Chetumal tomorrow.