Check out the other parts of our weekend in Merida:
After Saturday’s breakfast, Jorge and I walked from Santa Ana park to the Plaza Grande: Merida’s main square in the “centro” area. The walk took a good half hour or so, but it was cool to see the historic buildings, hotels, churches and restaurants along the way. Sorry about the grayness of the pictures. It was an overcast morning!
Once we got to the Plaza Grande, we immediately ran into one of Jorge’s cousins (seriously, we can’t go anywhere without seeing someone he knows), then stopped by the immense cathedral to take some pictures. Sadly the cathedral was closed, but I like the outside better, anyway.
The next hour was spent sitting on a bench in the Plaza Grande and doing some people-watching. I’m always amazed at how many people show up to the town plazas in the Yucatan Peninsula just to hang out. In suburban USA, we never go anywhere unless there’s food, alcohol, movies or shopping involved. Big difference.
Is there a popular hangout in your city? Maybe a park or plaza?