Mexico: Progreso Beach

The day after our culinary tour, Auntie M and I took it easy in the morning. We walked around and grabbed a frozen treat to cool us down!

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We walked for a while and then bought bus tickets to Progreso, which is a beach just outside of Merida.

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For lunch, we chose a restaurant on the beach. Like literally on the beach – our toes were in the sand! Los Henequenes!

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Cold horchata!

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Plantains with crema

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Gigantic ceviche

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Salmon, rice, and veggies

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After a great lunch, we walked around town. It was a gorgeous day :)

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After the bus ride home, we took a little siesta before meeting up with some of my aunt’s friends at La Chaya Maya!

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I ordered the Brazo de Reina which translates to Queen’s Arm. It’s a tamale with masa, chaya (that leafy green you see on the plate), pepitas (pumpkin seeds), hard boiled eggs, and a lovely tomato sauce. It was so filling and rich! I loved it.

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Auntie M ordered the Sopa de Lima (shredded turkey, tortilla strips, onion, tomato, sweet pepper, and Yucatan limes).

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My aunt’s friend ordered the Queso Relleno (stuffed cheese). It looked so good but had meat in it so I didn’t sample.

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This was the star of the show: Agua de Chaya!! Chaya leaves boiled down and made into a light, refreshing, barely sweet drink!

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For dessert we had Caballeros Pobre which is a cross between french toast and bread pudding – sweeeet!

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Great meal to end a beautiful day in Merida!

More Merida updates to come…

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