Merida was a new breath back to authentic Mexico. Far from the hassle of tourists traps and crowds of americans/europeans.
Merida is the capital of the Yucatan county, it’s also a good starting point to discover some other mayan ruins. In my situation I decided to just “chill”, and not run after other Mayan Ruins as I slowly feel having seen quite a bunch of them,
I especially enjoyed the night ambiance of Merida, calm but still music everywhere at the same time, a couple of nice bars and a cool bunch of people met through couchsurfing.
Here is the Plaza Grande at the end of the day.
In my mind the trip is slowly going towards it’s end in terms of pure “travel time” now I will focus more on finding work.
In this frame my road is now going back towards Mexico DF with a couple of last stops.
The next stop was Campeche, a colonial town well preserved but lacking a bit of ambiance.
Extremely surprised to see that in this town almost all the budget and mid-range hostel/hotels are crap/dirty or extremely uncomfortable and so on. So there is an easy business here available just to make the difference in this crapy market and have a proper nice place for travelers to sleep in
The town is next to the sea and was therefore protected with walls and canons against the pirates.
Seen in every town, there is usually a free doctor orientation provided, most of the time linked to a pharmacy. Very handy for the travel expenses And good service as well.