In February, we were able to escape to Mexico for a week long visit. We resided in the dreamy seaside town of Chicxulub. We visited many places including the fantastic city of Merida.
If you aren't familiar with Merida it has some interesting history. "For a brief period, around the turn of the 20th century, Mérida was said to house more millionaires than any other city in the world." You can see these turn of century and Roman influences in the architecture. Below we captured images of the Merida Opera House, Cathedral and other beautiful buildings. One thing I found very striking about the city was the fact the buildings were so beautiful yet the doors were clearly decaying.
Also, we visited the Mayan ruin sites of Xcambo and Dzibilchaltun. You will see the Xcambo site in the first part of the blog post and Dzibilchaltun in the latter. Both sites were amazing, however the Dzibilchaltun site had a museum, and a fantastic cenote to swim in. The museum had a superb colonial-era religious carvings and other pieces. It did a great job explaining both ancient and modern Maya daily life.
Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for part 2!