Plaza Grande de Merida

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  • Day10

    Endlich Yucatán

    June 2, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 31 °C

    Um endlich Richtung Sonne und Strand zu kommen, sind wir heute Morgen in Palenque – die Stadt selber hatte auch eher so nix zu bieten – direkt wieder in den Bus gestiegen. Nach über 500 km nordwärts sind wir jetzt in Mérida, und zur Begrüßung hat erst mal noch ein bisschen geregnet ☔️ Auf dem Weg haben wir aber schon mal das Meer gesehen, und muckelig warm ist es außerdem. Mehr als eine kleine Runde durch die Stadt war aber nach insgesamt 1400 km Busfahrt in den letzten drei Tagen nicht mehr drin.Read more

  • Day6

    Merida madness

    January 4, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    When we arrived here Wednesday afternoon we found our very central hotel tucked into the corner of a pedestrian square! Anyway the Bellboy (70+!) rushed out to unpack the car and then jumped in to direct me to a car park a block away. The hotel is a bit of an oasis in the middle of this bustling, crowded city but there is plenty going on in the evenings so the city has grown on us.
    First night here we watched the free sound and light show about the history of the town and last night caught the end of a big band concert after a meal outside with live music as well. This evening we caught the end of an organ recital in the cathedral and hope to find more music around the streets when we go out.
    We certainly did! Ended up in an old market converted to a food/drink/music space that was VERY popular with locals and a few tourists like ourselves. Met two couples from opposite ends of the scale - a middle class American couple about our age and then a Columbian/Mexican couple about 40 years younger than us. Both very good company and very incite full re the current politics etc.
    So to sum up, Merida is a burgeoning city with a vibrant night life and we have enjoyed our three days here.
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  • Day5

    More old rocks plus chocolate!

    January 3, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Getting out of Merida was easier as we sort of understood the one way systems by now (and we had google maps to help!) so we were soon cruising at 90+ down the Mex281 highway to the 2nd most important Mayan site after C I. , Uxmal.
    In many ways a more pleasurabltrtexperience than C I. As their were fewer people and the site is far more open allowing you to wander everywhere (also no hawkers lining every path as in C. I. ).
    We then continued South a few clicks to another very small site, Kabah. Interesting as it is run as a cooperative by the local Mayan villagers albeit an official Mexican site. After a lunch of a couple of local baked biscuits we headed back to Merida but took in the chocolate museum on the way ( well why not!). We thought this would be a bit of a tourist trap and take 10 to 15 mins. at the most but it turned out to be very interesting AND they gave you a hot chocolate drink as well. Combine this with a mini rescue zoo with spider monkeys and leopards and you get an hour and a half visit!
    Therefore we were quite late back to our hotel but after showering we hit the town for another good evening out (see Merida Madness)
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  • Day4

    Piles of old rock!

    January 2, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    We made an early start into Chichen Itza to beat the tour groups. Hired a guide for an hour and then wandered around the site for a couple more. It was getting very busy by then so we walked back to the hotel, freshened up and checked out.
    We drove to the lovely town of Izamal which is dominated by an impressive monastery but also has a Mayan pyramid you can climb!
    After grabbing a late lunch in the town square we headed for Merida, our home for the next three nights.
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  • Day6

    Shades of Cyprus

    January 4, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Today we headed due West to the Coast (gulf of Mexico). After a little bit of route finding difficulty ( Google sometimes gets it wrong!) we arrived in Celestun, a laid back resort famous for sea food and flamingos! Hence the Shades of Cyprus title to this footprint!
    We took the obligatory boat trip into the biosphere reserve and saw an amazing number of flamingos as well as many other birds. We were lucky to have a bit of a bird expert as our skipper as he spotted many tiny species that we would have missed without his help.
    Next to the beach area and lunch. Stuffed fillet of fish, delicious! Next a swim in the Gulf then back to Merida and our last evening in this vibrant city ( see Merida Madness!)
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  • Day65

    Palenque to Mérida

    October 1, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Day 64 - Mérida

    Itinerary DRAGOMAN:
    Today we will drive to the beautiful and artistic colonial town of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatan state. In Mérida we wil stay in a colonial hotel in the heart of the city. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

    Um 07:00 sind wir losgefahren. Die generelle Richtung ist Nordosten und wir bewegen uns auf ca. 100 müN. Entsprechend brutal heiß ist es draußen. Die Landschaft ist grün und eher monoton. Außer einem LKW, der in einen Graben gefahren war und die Straße zeitweise blockiert hatte, war die Reise ereignisarm. Mittags haben wir direkt am Golf von México Fisch gegessen. Am späten Nachmittag sind wir in der 800.000 Einwohner Stadt “Mérida” eingetroffen. Wir haben ein tolles Hotel im Kolonialstil mitten im historischen Zentrum. Wir haben dann eine Kutschfahrt gemacht (400 Peso = 20 Euro) und haben dann erneut sensationell guten Fisch gegessen. Ich hatte frischen Tuna mit Mango - einfach nur gut! Und man zahlt dafür ca. 250 Peso (15 Euro). Wein ist aber nicht zwingend preiswert in México - gehört aber einfach zu gutem Essen. Wir haben in einem typisch spanischem Innenhof gegessen. Und das bei tollem Temperaturen um 27 Grad. Was will man mehr?

    Fazit: Der Bereich rund um die “Plaza de la Independencia” ist attraktiv. Es gibt noch eine schöne Prachtstraße. Ansonsten gehört die Stadt den Autos.

    Koordinaten: 20°58′2″ N 89°37′26″ W
    Höhe: 10 müN

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    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day152


    July 17, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Mérida, capitale du Yucatán, sera le point de départ pour quelques activités dans la région. Aujourd'hui, je me contente de visiter la ville et ces vieux bâtiments. Alors que les musées sont plutôt réservés pour les jours de pluie, c'est la chaleur qui me pousse aujourd'hui à entrer et profiter de la clim.Read more

  • Day5

    Las Vigas

    January 14 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Las Vigas is 1/2 block west of the Plaza Grande, square, on Calle 63, between 62 & 64. It is on the second story, up a stairwell at Los Arcos Hotel. Mike had ribs (good but not great; 135P) that came with fries (in Mexico?), a good small salad, and corn tortillas. Mary Beth had delicous chicken burrito (burrito Mexicana pollo, 60P) with thinly sliced, slightly cooked poblanos, something that we want to try at home. It was large and came with s small salad. With a giant pitcher of lemonade.Read more

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