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Merida and Progreso

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Our visit to Mérida had its lows and highs. First off everyone said Mérida is such a nice city that it can not be missed. We also knew there is a nice family we met earlier who stayed there longer term so we wanted to meet them again.

The accomodation was actually very good but we had an issue with the car so we wanted to sort that out first.

When we arrived to Mérida the Ford workshop was still open and they gave us an early morning slot the next day. I drove back the next morning, left the car while they were checking it and ran home (4 kms).

We thought we go to Progreso while ot is fixed by an Uber. The seaside was very windy and everyone was quite tired so we decided to go back fairly soon. We checked a kayak place where you can see flamingos and paddle under the mangrove trees but it was closed. The restaurant we wanted to have lunch was also closed, the whole town was quite full of dirt and waste all over so we called it Regreso after that. (Sorry).


The workshop sent their diagnoses and they wanted to replace the evaporator for 2000 USD which we declined. Instead we stopped by a small AC workshop where they made a full cleaning of the AC for 800 pesos (40 USD) and the water leak stopped. We have a new issue though as now the AC keeps running on high noise all the time and there are two typical caused for that: either the amount of freon filled was too little or the pressure switch is faulty.

The next day we took a walk in the Zocales of Mérida which was quite nice, we also had a very good ice cream and then the highlight of the visit was our dinnet at Kate and Burke (who we first met in Saltillo and who is the couple with two kids who bought the camper of a Polish family we followed on Facebook and who we met in Saltillo earlier).


We had a great evening at their place in Mérida and overall this made our stop there very enjoyable, despite all the trouble with the car.

Posted by divatmotoros 05:49 Archived in Mexico

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