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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Cars of Mérida

The other reason Mérida is so idyllic? The cars. Whether falling apart or newly renovated, a large number of the city's population travels around in vintage Beetles: the fumes don't smell great but their picturesque existence more than makes up for it.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Pola Gelato Shop

New York spoils us with ice cream shops. One of several perks of the sweltering summer is regular after-work trips to one of the fancy ice cream spots nearby (Van Leeuwen and Ample Hills are our well-loved go-tos). So heading somewhere even more sweaty and sunny means ice cream's a daily necessity. Except in Mérida, ice cream's swapped for fruitier, more refreshing sorbet (when the fruit's this good, you'd be silly to choose anything else).

Pola Gelato was our first stop (after dropping our bags at our Airbnb) of the trip, and yes, there were many more trips back. Our favorites of the maybe too many that we tried? Mango and chili (it had a really spicy kick!), mamey (our new fave fruit), and pineapple & tamarind. And with those pretty tiled floors and a beautiful square two steps away, this little shop was an ice cream-loving photographer's heaven.

Pola Gelato Shop467D, Calle 55 x 62 y 64, centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Marlin Azul

I went to Mexico expecting to feast on tacos everyday. And while I did do that, I also had the magical surprise of feasting on ceviche every other day.

After a food marketing shopping morning and a splash in the pool at our Airbnb, our tummies were rumbling again: ceviche time.

B claims to be allergic to shellfish so a seafood spot is often challenging. But a giant place of shellfish-free (yes, sadly we're sure, thanks for checking, Señor) ceviche was exactly what we didn't know we were craving. With an ice cold michelada (we alternated between margaritas and micheladas most of the week) in hand, a huge bowl of salted tortilla chips, and a giant platter of citrusy-packed, herb-filled, refreshing, super simple ceviche was holiday heaven. That taco breakfast followed by this ceviche lunch, and an afternoon ice cream stop made for the most perfect day of eating, snoozing, and discovering a city through its food.

Marlin Azul, Calle 62 488, Col. Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.
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