On the Thursday of my Mexico trip, Auntie M and I got a leisurely start and put on our white clothing for our trip to the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun.
But first, breakfast at a lovely French bistro.
The food was great and the owners were super sweet.
Our tour guide picked us up in the city and drove us out to the Dzibilchaltun ruins. We walked on a path through the woods to get to the ruins…
…and they were incredible!
The temple of The Seven Dolls
The fish were nibbling on her toes! It was hilarious!
The Seven Dolls found in the temple (hence the name). Our tour guide, Angel, told us, it was believed that the dolls portrayed people with disabilities and deformities, as they were seen as sacred and blessed due to their uniqueness. They were revered and were often given a place in the high temples.
…is made from this plant!
After a lovely tour, we headed back to Merida and grabbed lunch.
I could not get enough of the fresh ceviche with fresh homemade tortillas!
Auntie M got pan de cazon which was similar to the dish we made on the culinary tour.
Jugo de Tamarind
Our day of culture continued with a hammock purchase, and a visit to the Olimpo Cultural Center for the Rembrandt exhibit.
Check out this time capsule!
Back home for dinner!
After dinner and a rest, we headed to El Cumbanchero on a tip that the band had connections to Buena Vista Social Club!
I was excited to see Ry Cooder and other BVSC memorabilia!
We didn’t stay until the end of the set because we had to get up early so that I could travel back home!
What a great trip to Merida! It was so nice to see how my aunt lives in a new country! I will definitely be back!