|According to the 2010 census, the population of Mérida was 970,377|
|Merida has the highest percentage of indigenous persons of any large city in Mexico with approximately 60% of all inhabitants being of the Maya ethnicity. (Wikipedia)|
|He will probably be one of the last to sell typewriters in these modern times.|
|Mother Mary is very revered in Mexico. It brought me back to my 12 years of Catholic School.|
|Here you’ll also find hipiles, dresses or tunics worn by the indigenous women of the region. Hipiles are often white with colorful embroidered designs that traditionally convey some sort of meaning within the local community. (Visit Mexico)|
|As a result of its unique geographic location, strong Spanish influence and isolation from other parts of Mexico, Merida developed a distinct cultural and political identity.|
|What year was your house built?|
|Mérida is also the cultural crossroads of the region, and there’s something just a smidge elitist about Mérida: the people who live here have a beautiful town, and they know it. (Lonely Planet)|
|A major center of commerce, Merida Yucatan is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience the Mayan heritage. (Visit Mexico)|
|All of these homes have big courtyards inside the walls, the green of the city|
is actually behind these walls.
|Some of the old houses have been made modern.|
|Many times an updated house would be next to an one that has not been refurbished yet.|
|On Sundays they close the streets in the center of the city for biking only,|
it was great to see all the Mexicans come out for a bike ride in their city.
We rented bikes and joined them.
|Merida is famous for the guayabera, a loose fitting men’s shirt with tucks and pockets. Traditional guayaberas are white, made from cotton or linen and often embroidered.|
|All the old houses had magnificent tiles.|