Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Entertainment in the Mérida, Lucas de Gálvez Market


Located in Mérida’s city center on the corner of Calle 57 and 48 near the Mejorada Park; this is a very worth while diversion that will take you from the ancient Mayan times up to the present in Yucatecan musical evolution.

There is plenty of off-street bicycle parking and the variety of presentations here will keep you occupied for several hours.
Yucatan’s famous musical artists are cast in larger than life bronze.
A depiction of centuries of area evolutionary musical history is reflected upon by this famous musician as he contemplates the stone carved Mayan serpent he rests foot upon.
Take a close look at the extraordinarily intricate detail of this cast bronze artistry.
Drums, Indian drums! Here is one of the oldest authentic Mayan musical instruments made from the iron hard wood of the zapote tree that provided the ancients with fruit, rubber, shade and enduring wood. Made from a solid tree trunk and hollowed out by hand using no power tools or even steel this ingenious musical instrument emits a number of different resonating tones. The museum even provides rubber tipped drum sticks so that you may try your hand at making music in the earliest Mayan way.
The “Museo de la Canción Yucateca” features numerous video presentations coupled with photos, paintings and artifacts that help tell a unique and very fascinating story you will not want to miss.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The Tikal Restaurant is definitely bicycle friendly and they let us park our bikes inside the lobby while we dine.
Located in Mérida’s city center on Calle 57 between 56 and 58 on the north side of the street it is positively well located.
This is not the Ritz, but it is clean, efficient, friendly and wholesome featuring wonderful local egg dishes, honest food at honest prices and they keep your coffee cup full, something rare in Mérida.
Jane and I are undeniably regular customers here and you will be too, treated like a part of the family upon your second visit.
Huevos a la Mexicana, is one of their many breakfast package deals that includes juice, your main dish, tortillas or bread and coffee. The hot-sauce in the black bowl is habenero and packs a punch like on other, so use discretion and try just one drop to start.
Mario our very friendly and efficient waiter with impeccable attention to detail, the hands-on owner, Teresa and rest of the smiling jovial kitchen crew