About Merida Mexico


Merida Mexico is located on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.  Mexico has regions that are know as states much the same as the United States. Merida is the capital city of the state of Yucatan.  If you have been to Cancun, you have been in the state of Quintana Roo- the state adjoining Yucatan on the South Eastern border.
Where is Merida, anyway?
Yes!  There it is.
Just North of Merida,  about 43.4 kilometers (roughly 30 miles) is the delightful beach town of Progreso.  The Carnival cruise line uses Progreso as a port of call in Mexico.  So perhaps you, or a friend, have visited there.

Merida is the largest city on the Yucatan peninsula with over 970, 000 residents. However, the city is divided into colonias or neighborhoods.  Most neighborhoods have a local market area where one can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and many other items.   There are also grocery stores, convenience stores and food service establishments in many of the neighborhoods.  Most of the residents are friendly and welcoming.  When I have attempted to communicate with my poor Spanish and a lot of gesticulating, I have been offered any help the people can give to communicate. Usually we find common ground and laugh together even though we don't speak the same language. Smiles are simply universal.

If you follow our journey you will learn much about the culture of the area.


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