Sunday in Merida


Sunday in Merida
Mérida, Mexico

Mérida, Mexico

Sundays are very special in Merida. Lots of families and people of all ages are out.

First there is the ‘bici-ruta’ or bicycle route. They close off five kilometres of very major streets downtown to traffic from 8 to 1230 for cyclists. One major length is Paseo de Montejo, a very wide and grand boulevard from 1888.

Then Plaza Grande, the main square is closed off all day for street vendors, popup restaurants, and entertainment.

Last week Anne and I checked out the bici ruta. Despite the rain there were quite a few people out. I went over this morning while I was trying to track down the music I had heard during the night, and found a triathlon going on at the Paseo. I had seen then putting up some bleachers but couldn’t figure out what they were for. The rest of the bici-ruta was open though.

Then I swung through Plaza Grande again. Last week Anne and I went in the evening and had a tamale from one of the street restaurants, this week I tried the churros because it seemed more like a breakfast food 🙂


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