The architects have been good about sending photographic updates, and yesterday my inbox was filled with photos like these. Today I saw them and they cheered me more than any Valentine’s Day card ever would. Arches are appearing! There are two arches in the rear terrace of the main house, and facing those will be [Read more…]
Archives for February 2013
When people in Mérida tell me they’re headed to Playa, they don’t just mean la playa (the beach). They’re saying it with a capital P, and it’s short for Playa del Carmen. We’re just a half an hour from Progreso and its Gulf coastline, but lots of people drive four hours in the other direction and hit the Caribbean side.
When Paul and I come to Yucatán, we’re Centro-focused. We don’t take a lot of excursions. Many of our guesthouse companions had seen more of the surrounding haciendas, ruins and beaches in a few days than we have in two and-a-half years and seven trips. We did, however, take a city bus for a very quick-and-easy ride to Progreso to see the malecón.
And although the beach and its walkway were pretty, and we had probably the best shrimp ever at Flamingos, we were underwhelmed [Read more…]
Our friend Joanna is good for many things, and one of those things she does is make sure we get the heck out of El Centro once in a while. Whenever we visit, our time is so short and there’s so much to learn in the historic center of Mérida. We love to walk about. Somehow, it takes a good bit of prodding to lure us elsewhere.
But Joanna did. Shortly after we settled, Joanna whisked us away to the Eco Museo de Cacao, which is set up on a real cocoa plantation in Tikul, about an hour-and-a-half from the city. After admiring some exhibits we encountered a young man in costume who wordlessly gestured for all us to follow. He led us to a clearing with benches and what appeared [Read more…]