I forgot to get sunscreen so I went to the local Botica (pharmacy/ drugstore) and after fumbling through my Lonely Planet Mexican-Spanish phrasebook, asked for a bloqueador solar.
The pharmacy was having some promo going on (don’t know what) but their mascot was cute.
Can’t remember what was in this building, but it reminds me of any City Hall (glamourised version) in the Philippines
This church had awesome lighting at night. But the doors were closed (even during the day)
After dinner I tried some local deserts. It was just too hot even at night so I went for the Sorbete de Limon (lemon Sorbet)
I preferred Merida at night. I still wouldn’t use the word “bustling” to describe it but at least there were more locals around. I like going to a place where I can see how locals actually live their every day lives. Merida just had that atmosphere of being “temporary”. Everything there seemed to be catered for tourists (but not as heavy as Cancun) yet it was sad to see because there were absolutely no tourists around.
We saw these local girls too selling woven wear.
“Everything there seemed to be catered for tourists (but not as heavy as Cancun) yet it was sad to see because there were absolutely no tourists around.” … seriously?
Most of the tourists in Merida are Mexican. “No tourists around.” Good grief.
I have a sneaking suspicion you didn’t stay out late enough to the see the city come alive.
Smither Reens says
You seem to have glazed over the part where I wrote that I preferred merida at night because it became more alive but I still wouldn’t use the word bustling for it. We did in fact stay till 10-11pm I doubt that a fiesta would suddenly have started had we stayed abit later. Not that I was looking for a party scene I was just stating the fact that merida is a pretty quiet city. Just like any other city in the world– every night or day is different.Now I have a sneaking suspicion you weren’t at the merida zocalo area at around 7-11pm on the night of may 27 2011.
Hey , just found your blog. Is that you in the pictures? where are you from originally? I’m from Mexico city but have never visited Merida. But I want to.
Smither Reens says
Hi Veronica! You should visit Merida it’s very different from Mexico City, very laid back 🙂 Im originally from the Philippines, and yes that’s me in the photos unfortunately ha ha 🙂