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5 Things to do in Merida
Look to paraphrase a woman who has lived and loved "I'm an honest ho and all my ho's is honest".
And I know you are slow blinking while asking where is Kat going with this and if I'm being truthful I'm slightly staring at the screen in bafflement as well. But alas I'm honest if nothing else. Some of the things on this list we have not done because well I (Amber to...) can be a tad bit lazy and the couch is comfy. Blame it on the Taurus in me who likes to nestle in her nest while adding in a lil bit of Covid and you get a picture of me in the urban dictionary next to a picture of the phrase "what did you do today" and the answer is "nothing.
Still here's a list of things you should do in Merida!
1. Lucas de Galvez Market Merida I know I said "the Covid" is among us but still if you have to shop or if you want to shop head here. Go on week day to slightly avoid the heavier crowds that the weekend produces and of course mask up as the local laws state. There is lots to do here including grabbing a bit to eat from the many restaurants and fruit vendors that line this huge shopping zona.
2. Paseo de Montejo, Merida
If you do nothing else during your trip here, you have to take a stroll on Paseo de Montejo. This beautiful tree lined boulevard is the perfect after dinner walk on a balmy Saturday or Sunday night. Everyone is out, the smiles, horse drawn carriages and of course a street cart selling marquesitas or elotes. There are shops, restaurants and bars. Something for everyone on this street. Take a few hours and enjoy!
3. Enjoy the many Parks and Plazas
One of the things that I think no one truly talks about here is the many city parks and plazas that seem to appear as if by magic every few blocks. They are perfect havens from the relentless heat during the day and even more perfect for people watching, family gatherings in the evenings. And don't forget the free wifi!
Parque Santiago, Parque Santa Lucia, Parque Santa Ana; Parque de San Juan are just a few.
4. La Biciruta