The real reason we went to Merida last weekend, in addition to sightseeing, was to have a cake-tasting and to see the wedding reception area lit up at night to get an idea of any extra illumination we might need.
First thing in Merida, we traveled the streets in search of Lavalle’s bakery, our potential cake-maker. Merida’s streets are ridiculous to navigate without clear directions because, against all logic, many streets have the same numbers (ex: there are multiple streets called “Calle 7”).
Finally we stumbled onto the bakery by chance.
Upon arrival, the lady I had an appointment with asked me when my appointment was for. I said, “Today at 12”, to which she replied, “Oh… Sorry, I thought today was Sunday!” Needless to say, I’m a bit concerned. In the end, we decided on chocolate cake with nut-flavored filling. YUM!
After long naps at the hotel, Montejo Palace, we drove out to the wedding venue, Hacienda Teya. This 400-year-old hacienda is absolutely GORGEOUS. When we first saw it last October, we fell in love immediately.
We all arrived at about 8, since there was going to be another wedding all set up at that time for us to see. The organizer who was supposed to show us around wasn’t there, so the waiters informed us that we could pretty much just wander around on our own. Suh-WEET!
Let me tell you… wandering around a 1600’s hacienda by yourself in the dark is friggin AWESOME! and frankly pretty scary. Everyone but me seems pretty convinced that the hacienda is haunted.
Here are some of the pics I took: