Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mérida and Chichén Itzá

We've spent much longer in Mérida than we expected. It's an attractive, if busy, city with a lovely Plaza Grande and a lot of life.

We met up with our friend from uni, Tom, who is living here in Mexico in a city called Villa Hermosa. We had a great time doing some day trips with him and hanging out in the lovely Nomadas hostel. The best thing about it is the fantastic swimming pool, which is essential after a scorching day with temperatures in the 40s!

Look at these incredible hammocks hanging over the water!

We went to the nearby Chichén Itzá Mayan ruins, which were very impressive.

At the hostel we've met lots of friendly people and a couple of them joined us for the trip. OB, from Denmark, and Matt, from Canada, kept us entertained throughout! Here they are with Tom and Rob at the Plaza de mil columnas or Thousand column square.

I loved the faces used to decorate the buildings.

The heat got to us in the end, though, and, after a few hours exploring the ruins, it was straight back to the pool!

Rachel x

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