Jan 28, 2007, 4:04 PM
Post #1 of 25
I have loved this city since the first time I came here. I have loved it when it is muggy, steamy, hotter than hades and when even a minute in direct sun sucks the air out of you. But this, this is not fair. This beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sun shining, puffy white clouds, 74° temperatures and humidity like Los Angeles, cool breezes catching you every few minutes...unfair!
We drove down to the centro and walked around for a couple of hours. We ate great street food, elote entero con crema, queso y chile + tamales + churros, all the streets around the catedral were pedestrian only, we people watched and just ambled around. Traffic was minimal, it was Sunday, and afterwards we drove around to look at some colonias I had been reading about. Really nice, wide streets with trees and the occasional small park. We stopped at CostCo and instead of getting shoved and jammed with carts, people actually smiled and let others by. I think I fell through the looking glass again.
There are house tours on Wednesdays, I may go on one. This city has always pulled me, kind of like San Francisco did when I first went there. I don't have another 30 years to give a city though and I'm not sure I could ever be faithful to one city again. I'm definitely tempted though.
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán