Yucatan Pictorial

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Dick and I recently took a cruise.  You already know about that, because I told you about the tree that was waiting on us when we got back – just 5 days before Christmas.

The Ship from port of Progreso

Ship from port

We first went to Progreso, which is basically there because the city of Merida needs a port. Progreso, about 55,000 in the area, has grown mainly due to the cruise business, and now has some very reasonable hotels and rentals along the coast.

You can get your usual souvenirs at the shops around the dock. Here’s a pictorial trip through and around Progreso and Merida. I do want to say, again, Dick and I felt so safe in these areas, our experience throughout was most comfortable and enjoyable.  (Click on pictures to enlarge)

 

 

 

Progreso Pier Shops

Merida is the captal of the state of Yucatan, and the largest city too.

Lots of beautiful white structures

Wonderful wide roads at Merida

The population of Merida is almost one million, but it doesn’t feel as though it’s that big.

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The Homeland Monument in Merida

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A neat way to “discover” the city is to take a bus. The cost to ride one of the many city buses, for seniors, is 6 pesos, approximately 48 cents.

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Street scene in Merida

City tours are available, and are great, especially if your time is limited. There are many reasonable homes for sale in Merida for under $150K.  Especially if you want to fix one up, you’ll find some real bargains way, way under $100K.

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The bright colors of Mexico

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Barbie Parks is the publisher and editor of MoneySavingMexico.com. She is the author of Retire In Luxury: How To Retire Abroad And Live Better on Less and her latest book, Money Saving Mexico: How To Save Money On Everything South of the Border.

4 Responses to Yucatan Pictorial

  1. Annette@deer velvet extract

    September 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I’m really curious when the last time you updated this was? Thanks.

  2. Barbie

    Barbie

    September 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Actually it’s continually updated. Barbie

  3. hacienda in merida

    October 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hey how did you get that shot of the dock in Progreso? I’ve heard it’s authorized personel only.

  4. Barbie

    Barbie

    October 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hum – no one told me that….. Barbie

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