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Third month in Yucatan / 3

Part THREE: visits to Merida (My 100th blog post)

sunny 27 °C

Another annual event that I shall never miss is the Art Studio Tour in Merida with a stop at the Slow food market.
Our first stop on the tour was just so amazing that we felt this one place gave us our moneys worth. There is some amazing art and then there are some you wonder how they really thought this would sell!! With 13 studios under our belt it was time for a beer at 4pm. As you look over the photos you will see that the tour of artist studios is not my only interest! As always I love the houses around Merida and can’t help taking their photos.

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Dara and I even enjoyed the day we had in Merida on our own with the IWC meeting in the morning followed by the Chili Cook off at the lovely Railway Museum. At the meeting we were presented with presentation of all the monuments around the city and the history behind them. I bought the book to look at it all in more detail.
I really love going to activities in Merida as we get to see that there are more people there than just retired folk! There are other foreigners who have chosen to move to Merida for its lovely lifestyle and culture. The many events are also filled with locals who want to participate with us!

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It thrills me to show off the beauty of Merida to people whom have never been to this magnificent city. With so much history! Some old Mitel/Newbridge friends happen to show up in Progreso; Kim and Phil were so taken in by Merida’s beauty along Paseo Montejo that is so alive with cyclists and artists sharing their work with the public along the lovely boulevard!

I already posted photos of our walk in Centro on FB. But just in case!!
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We followed this walk by attending the Symphony orchestra program 3 of the season 2018.
https://vimeo.com/253313686

It was extraordinary to see a fellow Canadian who is part of this orchestra play the Trombone Concerto. I didn’t realize until this concert that there was a Canadian member. William Broverman is from Vancouver.
This orchestra is top quality and it is such a treat to see them perform almost every Sunday in Merida
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Posted by OhUiginn 14:51 Archived in Mexico

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Wow...great pics Andrea! Thanks for sharing.

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