Cooler weather but still pleasant enough to not want to go home!
19.01.2016 - 26.01.2016 23 °C
This was a quiet week with being on my own for most of it. Dara's sister Ite broke her arm and was all alone in Florida so he decided to go and help her a bit as there is a direct flight to Miami from Merida.
Another day in Merida with my friend Linda started with a visit to my friendly dentist and then a walk around town. I had my first gelato of the season of banana lime. It was delicious. The weather had cooled off quite a bit this week and this makes walking Merida streets a bit less tiring. Linda was showing the house she manages at 4pm so off we went to be there and I got the chance to see inside the house. This lovely African American was waiting patiently at the door for our arrival. She was looking for a place to stay an extra two weeks and somewhere to rent for three months next year. She was quite taken by this place. After she left we waited for the arrival of guests coming from Detroit for a month. Once they were shown the ropes off we went for dinner. We had great plans to go to to Roscolos (a favourite of ours from last year) but as we started walking Linda remember they were closed on Tuesday's. Oh dear now where??? We decided to go to the place we had suggested to the guests and so be it if we came across them. I would not recommend this place as the prices have gone up and the food was bland.
On our walk to the restaurant on Calle 65 we came upon this building with such eiry lighting. I would like to return and take on in the daytime as well.
This Muelle Market turned out to be a very busy one and I finally gave in after eyeing a necklace for three weeks here and in Merida, Amber and Mayan jade. Not that I needed more Amber!!! It just caught my eye. At the market there was this bus outside with a couple and their 10year old daughter. They have been travelling from Argentina to Alaska for the past 10 years. They are half way I guess! Their lovely daughter Zaina stopped by to chat with me at the table and shared her story with me. She was born in Ecuador on this trip and is now being home schooled by her parents; mom speaks 7 languages fluently! What a fabulous adventure this child is on with her lovely parents. Their bus is called 'El Bicho Latino
Saturday was back into Merida for more dental work. From there I walked to the Slow Food Market where I was picking up some smoked ham from the 'Pig Lady". This lovely German woman smokes her own meat and sells it at the Muelle Market but I just missed out on Thursday to get a piece, so she promised to have some for me at her shop. The pleasant walk along Colon past the Sanborns where I picked up two huge books to send home. I was feeling really good about being here and how I really could live down here full time. It is such a lovely city with its colonial buildings some with need of repair and others right beside looking their grand self.
Once finished shopping for goodies I thought I would try the wonderful Korean restaurant. She used to just have a stand as did the 'Sausage Lady' and now own a business. This restaurant only opens on Saturday for the 'Slow Food' market and it is packed. At 11am there are lineups to eat there. I got a nice table outside despite it being rather cool I still prefer the outdoors than the noisy indoors. Musicians showed up to busk and made a bit of money before heading off to another location
Linda found a piece of driftwood she wanted in her garden so we arranged for Tony to use his scooter to take it a couple of blocks. When we were loading it the police came to see what we were up to. This didn't bother us as it meant they were being vigilant. There have been a few robberies of late.
My ventures into Merida are always nice. Every second Monday I go to the English Library and today was no exception. There are some interesting hats coming in. We have been working on embellishments and here are a few! Another proposal was presented to make some stuffies for the girls as the boys have their little matchbox cars.
Stay tuned for more about our visitors from home! They arrive today for a week. This should be fun!