This Christmas is going to be more unChristmas like than ever before. Compared to the UK, which is dark, cold and now and again even a little snowy at this time of year , Mexico City is warm and bright. But this year I’m heading off to Merida for the festive season, where it will be positively boiling and sunny. Not that I’m complaining. I like Merida, alot – I stayed there for a few days in 2003. But sadly have little in the way of photographs to show for it. It was the early days of digital photography, a time when the 256mb card I had was of a generous size and outrageous price. And I had to make it last for three months, as I backpacked across the entire country and a stretch of the US.
I’m not, though, much looking forward to the journey there. By bus. It’s a near 20 hour drive, and I don’t much like long drives. In the UK you could drive from one end of the country and back, and back again in 20 hours. So it’s not a trip that we Brits are accustomed to! Still, it has to be done. Departure is the afternoon of the 23rd and I’ll arrive back in the city on the 31st December. Blogging may be intermittent. But I hope to have plenty of photos to process when I get back. A couple of cenotes and the ruins of Uxmal are top on the list of my priorities. Chichen Itza too, maybe. But I’ve been there, and they account for 90% of the photos of the region that I do have.