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Published: February 4th 2011
Trying to stay warm in the Austin airport
There didn't seem to be any heat...they don't usually need any...? All the personnel were wearing winter coats, hats, gloves inside the terminal.
After being rebooked again in the middle of the night, we left Austin at 9:30am, changed planes in still frozen Dallas, and arrived in Cancun at 2:30pm. We quickly found a bus from the airport (where we met up again with the young couple from Bellingham who had been on our original flight from Seattle) to the bus station, and then caught a bus to Merida within ten munutes! The toll road to Merida passed through flat, low jungle for most of the four hours, with little or no signs of human habitation.
Merida is a large city, with a beautiful colonial center, where we are staying. We had a great Yucatan style dinner last night, and now heading out for walk, after a late breakfast. Unfortunately, I've come down with a terrible cold....
We looked up our friends from Detroit, Carol and Martin, whom we first met a few years ago in another colonial city: Mendoza, Argentina. They are staying a few blocks from us here. They narrowly escaped the storm in Detroit, leaving as the snow fell (8 inches outside their home).
We will attend a Mayan dance festival tonight in the park near
The waffle machine in our Austin hotel made these!
our hotel. Hopefully I will have stopped sneezing constantly by then. (Although, it does keep the street vendors at a distance...)
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