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…]