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Dzibilchaltun Ruins Tour and Progreso Beach Break from Merida
"You will be picked up from your Merida hotel at around 9am in the morning. From there you'll head to Dzibilchaltun known as the place of ""writing on stone.""  This Maya city is located 15 Kilometers northeast of Merida. Here you will visit the museum then a typical Mayan house walk along a Sacbe and get to the pyramids to admire the Temple of the Sun also called Temple of the Seven Dolls. On this temple during each March and September equinox a phenomenon known as The Sunrise occurs.Then
From $55.00
 
Uxmal Tour with Light and Sound Show
"Located 100 kilometers from Merida Uxmal exposes the Puuc art built in parallel piped shapes of buildings with smooth walls and ornate friezes. Most of the buildings at Uxmal belong to the Classic Maya period and some to the Late Middle Phase. On this tour you will first visit the archaeological site and see its most important buildings. Some of them include the Palace of the Governor the Quadrangle of the Nuns the Pyramid of the Magician and more. Your guide will explain the history of the archaeological site monuments so you have a better insight of the place. you will then proceed to a restaurant for dinner and then take a seat to enjoy the Light &am
From $65.00
 
Merida City Sightseeing Tour
"Enjoy the best of Merida founded by the Spanish Francisco de Montejo as you travel aboard a colorful bus and see its main landmarks. Your tour starts at a central location from where you'll head to visit the main sights. See the Cathedral located in the socket which is also Casa de Montejo pass by the Government Palace and visit the Town Hall. Learn all about the white city of Merida as you drive through its main avenue Paseo de Montejo which has its colonial buildings like the Palace and Canton a beautiful monument to the country. Your bus has a panoramic view and you'll enjoy guided commentary on board to make the most out of your ride.  """
From $17.00

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Traffic

Coming from Portugal I had no serious problem driving in Mexico. Reasonable roads, not much traffic and acceptable discipline. The only notice is the condition of many cars, that, I don't know how do...
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Solo caballeros

Leaving Merida to Uxmal, we stopped in a restaurant with two different spaces. No, it was not smokers or nonsmokers, it was "only men" and common area. It was the only time that I saw that kind of...
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French influence all over the city!

Courting benches, also called conversation benches or kissing benches (depending on how well the courting is going, I'm assuming?!) can be found all over the city of Mérida. When we went on the free...
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Visiting churches in Mérida

With our trip to Rome still fresh in mind, I was a little worried about observing proper church etiquette when visiting churches in Mérida, especially given how a large portion of the population in...
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Protest demonstration

When walking along the Historic Centre of Merida quite unexpectedly for me I witnessed a protest demonstration that took place on Monday 31th January. I couldn't understand against what they protested...
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Mexican murals

Mexico is famous with its painters and their murals. I’m fond of Diego Rivera and his murals that I saw in the Royal Palace in Mexico City. Since then I took every chance to watch Mexican murals on...
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Strange bench

Have you ever seen such benches when people don’t sit together but they sit opposite side from each other? They can't touch each other by their bodies and can see each other and talk only turning...
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Electricity meter outside house

Have you ever seen electricity meters outside houses? I haven't seen.Have you ever seen electricity meters facing pedestrian parts of the streets? I haven't seen! For the first time in my life I saw...
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THE MAKING, SELLING & USE OF HAMMOCKS

Merida & the Yucatan makes & sells hammocks like the one that was on the porch at our Mayaland Resort guesthouse. We had fun getting into it - a little tricky when you haven't been in one for a long...
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Tipping in Merida

As is so often the case when visiting another country, it's confusing to try and figure out what types of service should be tipped, and how much. Our guidebooks and talks with other travelers helped...
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Slow Paced Lifestyle

For Americans, who are always in a hurry (generalization, I know!), Merida's slow pace can be a bit of an adjustment. People meander slowly down sidewalks and don't seem to notice if you try to get...
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Improved Eating in Merida

I have been visiting Merida on a regular basis for a while now. It used to be on my Havana to Miami route, then the direct flight to merida was discontinued and now it is not that easy to get from...
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Moorish influence

The architecture in Merida has a strong Moorish influence, which you will see throughout the city. One example is the Autonomous University of Yucatan in the Centro Historico. Building of this...
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The Invasion of the Bicycles

Every Sunday morning, the city of Merida cordons off a 3-mile long route through the Centro Historico and allows the bicycles to take over. Bicycles can be rented in front of the Ayuntamiento (City...
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