Saturday, December 7, 2013

An Evening in Merida

Well, I didn't succeed in posting before 3 days had passed but that's ok. Not too much has happened.

Tonight we went into Merida with neighbour Bindi and W and S, who also own a unit on our floor. They've recently purchased a new-to-them house in Merida so we went to see it. Lots has been done in the courtyard and it's gorgeous. The kitchen is being worked on and it's going to be fabulous. The house is built in a U shape with 4 bedrooms on one side.  Each bedroom has a door leading into the next bedroom, as well as a door to the outside. I found this flow-through odd but I suspect it's actually fairly common in older homes such as theirs which was built in the 1920's.

We stopped for a drink just outside Teatro Peon Contreras. I mentioned having gone to the symphony there in March. S and Bindi have never been but would like to so S, who is a native Spanish speaker, is going to find out if there's a symphony in the next few days. If so, we're going to go get ourselves cultured.

We went down to the park that's at the end of Paseo Montejo. S told me the name of it but I've forgotten. The big Christmas tree was being lit and we made it with just a few minutes to spare. They did a 1 2 3 countdown and then played a trick on the crowd by pretending the lights weren't working. They did this a couple of times. Well, karma and all turned out the lights really didn't work. After fiddling with them for a few minutes, the lights came on. The tree is gigantic! This is probably only about a third of it.

Then we went to the Cafeteria Impala, which is also located at the end of Paseo Montejo, for a bite to eat.
Good food at a great price. I couldn't eat it all so I brought home leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
It's been very hot out here at the beach so I was expecting it to be even hotter in Merida but I found it to be quite pleasant although Sr B, who happens to be half polar bear, said it was too hot.
It would have been nice to stay longer but the last bus to Progreso is at 10 so we had no choice but to leave.


  1. I am not a polar bear by any means and I think it's been beastly hot lately. At least during the day, in the evening it cools off but not as much as it normally does this time of year.

    The park is called el remate, I think it may have a real name but I always hear it called el remate de Montejo or del Paseo . Remate is an interesting word, when there is a clearance sale, it's called a remate. Google translates it as "top" as in the top of Paseo. I think of it as the end, as in the tail end of Paseo.

  2. Thanks for that explanation, Theresa. The name doesn't ring a bell but I'm sure you're right.


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