Like most capitals, Merida is a pretty sleepy city that tends to shut down early so I emailed a Mexican friend to find out if there was any nightlife. He suggested going to the Mayan Pub, which he liked and said it was filled with locals >
For some, the most frightening aspect of my trip was where I would be sleeping. Hostels appear terrifying if you’ve never stayed in one and hostel horror movies haven’t helped the cause.
Many cultures have a version of comforting chicken soup. This classic Yucatecan lime soup with crispy tortillas became a quick favorite of mine as I searched for lighter Mexican fare. Print Recipe Sopa de Lima Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Servings MetricUS Imperial >
As the largest of all archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, Chichén Itzá is the grand daddy of all ruins in Mexico. Postcards of the ruins grace every souvenir shop in the Yucatan province and it is a popular day trip for all travelers.
One dish I know well is pollo asado. Mexico sells whole chickens everywhere by the pound or the portion. I left Cancun with Season, a girl from Hong Kong also traveling solo, and after we checked into a hostel and walked on the glorious beach >