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.
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)
Merida is the captal of the state of Yucatan, and the largest city too.
The population of Merida is almost one million, but it doesn’t feel as though it’s that big.
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.