Published On: Fri, May 12th, 2017

My new Mayan friend, and the evolution of Merida, Yucatan

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We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van. Chuck writes about the latest stop on their road trip through Mexico, as they visit with the wonderful Mayan people of Merida, eat at some fabulous and unusual restaurants, and experience modern Merida at its best.

My new Mayan friend had a beautific smile.  Most likely in her 50s, I met her as she and her family were making and selling sandwiches from the very small porch in front of her home with the half wall she used as a built-in shelf.  On the street was a solitary plastic table covered by a plastic tablecloth, with two plastic chairs.

The street of my friend’s house was perpendicular to the main street bordering the hacienda in which we had rented a place to stay.  It was an easy walk for us from the gate of the hacienda; merging into…

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The writer's wife in trici-taxi in Merida. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)

The writer’s wife in trici-taxi in Merida. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)



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