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After having a million showers to cool us down and a fan always at our sides, we arrived in Merida to a very nice hostel, which is in the centre of all the action. The hostel is in a building older than time (older than Aunty Pia), but the view off the balcony is amazing. After dumping stuff we headed out into the town to find the Fiesta of Mexican independance was starting that evening (not one book told us that!!). This meant lots of very loud music and little sleep, but with beers and a balcony we enjoyed! First time for Mexican food too, which was very mild until we added the green and red sauces given, which were very unmild to say the least!!
Off to Campeche today to see the coast and some ruins. With our newly bought hammocks (best in the world from Merida according to many locals), we are going to try the Cabanas, which are basically shacks with hanging facility and very cheap! ($2-4 a night!, about 1 pound) The locals are so friendly although we both think they are all in a conspiracy to show us the sights, only to be taken to their brothers shop and shown again and again how local hammocks and hats are made and rolled to look like a taco! (this happened to us three times in half an hour! (must have mug written on our foreheads).
Onto Campeche we go!!
N & P xxxxxx