Posts Written OnAugust 2015

uxmal

Universally, I think most people are proud of their town and its surroundings and quick to make suggestions to visitors. What to see, where to go, best places to eat and so on. In Kansas City I would tell you to eat at Joe’s Kansas City or Justus Drugstore , not to leave town without visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and National World War One Museum and to try taking in a Chiefs, Royals or Sporting KC game with a Boulevard beer in hand (Tank 7, do it). In Baca, lots of people recommend various dances and fairs and to take in some of the…

palacio-municipal-merida

A heat wave here in Merida (109F yesterday) has us running for cover and brainstorming about places we can hide from the sun. You know an unexpected bonus about art? Art needs to be in a climate controlled environment and climate control, my friends? Well, that means air conditioning! So off to the Palacio Municipal Merida (Merida Municipal Palace) we ran. The Municipal Palace was once the home of the governor as well as the center of the government for the state of Yucatan but now is mainly a museum. It’s home to some stunning artwork portraying the (often bloody)…

flamingos

The road to our favorite beach in Telchac Puerto doesn’t really look like the road to a beach. It’s just a narrow, straight road through pastures and woods, through small towns and past the occasional horse grazing by side of the road. But after a few minutes on the road you notice the trees begin to thin out and change a bit and mangroves start to appear. Then your eye catches a flash of sunlight off of water and BOOM! you’re in the salt flats leading up to the ocean. And do you know who lives in the salt flats?…

Cure for Peoplesickness

Well that didn’t take long. A few weeks ago I was writing about how with our limited Spanish and disturbing trend of trying to befriend inanimate objects means we were both suffering from a state of peoplesickness. I’m so happy to share that we have found a cure! Drumroll please. Turns out the cure for peoplesickness is….people. Okay, okay so I’m no Marie Curie over here, but with my not so stellar science scores when I was in school this is about as good as it gets. So once we figured out the cure for peoplesickness we had to figure out the logistics…

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