I’m back in Mérida now, and the first thing I want to share on my little blog has nothing to do with the city’s beauty, its culture or the lovely people, including the friends I’ve been reconnecting with this week. No restaurant reviews follow. No remarks about the weather, or tourism, or even the house we’re building.
The first thing I want to tell you is that the scary hole in the sidewalk outside the Comex on 60 and 47 is still there. Yes, this treacherous gap, which seems like a very easy repair job, remains unfixed. If you’re walking north on 60, and you see Santa Ana park up ahead, don’t let images of Mary’s panuchos dance too vividly in your head. You might not notice a shocking jagged gap in the sidewalk, right on this very busy street corner, ready to pull you in and inflict some serious injuries. In a city where the sidewalks are notoriously bad, this little road hazard is particularly egregious.