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February 3rd 2011
Published: February 4th 2011
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Trying to stay warm in the Austin airportTrying to stay warm in the Austin airportTrying 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
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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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Frozen Dallas airportFrozen Dallas airport
Frozen Dallas airport

There were 2-3 inches of ice in places...

Our hotel, La Luz en Yucatan

4th February 2011

Blog & Health
HUMMMMM------Of course, I love reading your blog, even when YOU are in 85' weather and I'm really cold in LaC @ 32'. Perfect time to be in warm climes, (Wish I were there) I also got a cold in Turkey but I was advised to go to the local pharmacy for the 'bug' will go away sooner on their drugs then on the ones we bring. Good Luck, and keep writing! Linda
5th February 2011

Welcome to paradise
We narrowly escaped Buffalo and made it to Cancun between the flakes (snowflakes, that is!). I haven't posted anything yet for this visit, but you can find my posts from Merida on Travelblog by clicking on bloggers and entering my name. What a great city! Welcome! ~eric.

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