So another day in the life. Today actually began in a really great way. I walked to the central market in Merida today to see what went on down in that area of the city. Both I and a friend wandered through a few sections of craft stalls and fabric vendors before a man stopped us and mapped out the food market for us. This also was conveniently after I had stopped to try a lichi fruit from a vendor nearby – which was incredibly delicious I might add. So… the market – it was incredible. The market itself takes up 4 blocks and includes everything from textiles to spices to fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry. There were soo many people packed into this center – it was amazing. Inside the market itself – you can only see people and their wares in every direction. The place is really reminiscent of what I would consider a middle eastern market to look like. It has that classic look of age, experience, and the unknown. Pictures to come, and although I did not buy anything today. Most assured I will be returning to get a bunch of great pieces for the family and food for my time here. For now adios!
Friends… what would we do without them? I had the good fortune of having such a welcoming family here for me while in transition. Im on my way to Merida Mexico and I had to make a pitstop here in Washington DC.
This trip really has begun to solidify the presence of a lot of people within my life. You know, we have these friends that just immediately feel as though they are a part of your family. I have really enjoyed my time catching up here before taking this next step.
So a quick note about flying – before I head off a snoozing. Yes, this is my first traveling experience involving air travel, and I found it kinda sad. Airports have become a place of impersonality. Not to sound overly condescending but the fact that people cannot look each other in eye to just smile. For those of you who are out there taking the initiative to be happy no matter the situation, good for you. Smiling makes everything better… most of the time 🙂