My son Shawn and I are heading back to Yucatan on Wednesday for a three-week visit. This will be his first visit and of course Merida was my second home for over two years. My brother Joel and I revisited Merida (for three months) on our way back to the USA before continuing our world trek. We’ve been back in the States since mid-March and look to resume our travels sometime in September or October—itinerary pending (but with some interesting possibilities).
I’m excited about introducing Shawn to my many friends in Yucatan and to the beautiful sights inside and outside of Merida (the capital city of Yucatan is Merida). He’s going to meet some really cool people and have some great meals at the local eateries. Merida (the White City) is stunningly beautiful with its wide tree-lined avenidas and historical Spanish Colonial architecture. Hopefully, we’re able to visit the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve and Puuc Jaguar Conservation where I spent much of my time as a photographer.
The many Maya ruins and cenotes that dot Yucatan are obviously a must-see as well has the small coastal fishing village of Celestun with its magnificent biosphere. Izamal (the Yellow City) is a Unesco World Heritage site and another wonderful place to visit. There is so much to see and do in Yucatan that three weeks really isn’t enough time, but we will do our best to cram as much as possible into our short visit. If you ever have the time to visit Merida and the rest of Yucatan you should do it. It is the safest city in all of Mexico and certainly one of the friendliest. It’s not on the beach but the Maya Riviera is only about four hours away by bus and Progresso and Celestun are much closer than that. Here are some recent photos to whet your appetite. Click on the photos to enlarge them for better viewing.