As a guest of an old friend I was able to spend a couple of weeks in Merida and its surrounding area this past June. What a treat – this couple had lived there for a few years, I’m sorry I didn’t go sooner.
This trip was special as it was in honor of their wedding. Mr. husband has become an expert in Mayan architecture, history, art, etc. and it was fascinating to accompany him to different historical places. I came back with a sound respect for the Mayan culture and people. And, I made it just in time, this couple recently relocated to Washington D.C.
The weather was very hot – I remember standing there while my face just dripped, but I’ve experienced that in other places (Thailand comes to mind), and it’s not hard to take when you’re vacationing. Living there would be tough even though it’s not year round heat/humidity, either.