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Preparing your trip to Merida: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Merida has a mild temperate climate. It is not too hot here even in the midst of summer. Long rains are very rare, so you can travel in comfort at any time of the year.
2. The historic district is distinguished by numbered streets. Even streets stretch from north to south, and odd streets from west to east, respectively, so it is quite easy to navigate the area.
3. Travelers who expect to rent a car for a vacation should take into account that some streets may be blocked for transport on weekends. The traffic on some pedestrian streets is banned permanently.
4. For most local museums and other cultural centers, Monday is a day off. On Sundays, some museums operate on a reduced schedule, until 2:00-3:00 pm.
5. The city's largest tourist centers are located in Palacio de Gobierno and the Teatro Peón Contreras. Here you can learn more about upcoming cultural events, get free city maps and booklets with descriptions of attractions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Many popular Merida hotels occupy unique historic buildings that house collections of antiques and works of art. Even at such luxury hotels, you can book a room at a pretty competitive price.
7. Special tourist buses run around the city every day. The cost of the tour is about 100 pesos, the bus route passes through the most interesting areas of Merida.
The formation of traditional Merida cuisine was greatly influenced by Spanish and Indian gastronomy. At city restaurants, they serve a lot of interesting seafood and vegetable dishes. … Open
8. When choosing souvenirs in stores and at markets, be sure to ask how much things you like cost. If the seller notices that you like some product, he or she may increase the price several times intentionally.
9. The city has a well-developed public transport system, you can travel throughout its territory by bus. Some regular buses run to the surrounding areas where popular attractions are located.
10. Merida offers a major international airport that regularly receives flights from many US and European cities. Many tourists fly to Cancun and then travel to Merida by bus.
11. When traveling in public transport, keep a close eye on your personal belongings. Theft on buses is not rare, especially during long night trips.
12. Drivers should take into account that signs familiar to many are not common in the city. In no-parking zones, borders are painted yellow, and there are no additional signs.
13. Most local restaurants offer affordable prices. Thrifty tourists will like small family cafes and bakeries where prices are at the lowest level.
14. Bazar de Artesanias opens in one of the city parks every Sunday. The fair would be ideal to choose souvenirs, as the best local artisans sell their products here.
15. Most foreign tourists visit Merida in late February-early March, during the Carnival. It is recommended to book hotel rooms for this period well in advance.
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What to visit being in Merida - unique sights

Chicxulub Crater

From the series “Largest Meteorite Craters on Earth”
The structure has been found relatively recently, in 1987, during one of the geophysical expeditions arranged to search for oil deposits. As a result, the symmetrical arch was discovered by researchers at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Then scientists moved to land. It was decided to name a discovered crater after the nearby settlement of Chicxulub. This name literally translates from Mayan as a demon of ticks. Since discovery, large-scale studies of the crater do not stop even for a moment. The investigation made it possible to clarify the theory of the Cretaceous-Paleogene crisis, which killed the dinosaurs and a number of the few and most vulnerable species of animals and plants. … Read further

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Red Carnation Opens Its First Hotel in Scotland

The “Explorers’ Club’, which will be available to residents only, offers authentic Scottish experiences. It features a wine wall with over 200 bottles of the finest wine and a collection of the most famous Scottish whiskies on another wall. A carefully curated menu contains exclusive treats, delicious cocktails with Scotland’s “liquid gold”, and everlasting classics. The hotel will have a 2:1 staff ratio to provide truly the best service. The Red Carnation hotel in Edinburgh will officially open its doors in April 2022. Read this

20.10.2021

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Travelling to Merida - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Merida. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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