Ok! So, like crack to a junkie, we have been captivated by that addictive HGTV show House Hunters International and it is primarily responsible for us discovering the wonders of Merida and the Mexican Yucatan. After seeing two (now there are three) of its shows about people moving their lives to this wonderful place we decided to give it a visit and see what all the fuss was about. Yes, the show itself may be a bit of a 'set-up', but at least the the places and properties are real.
It was April 2010, Spring Break time, so off to the SOB we went. This was the little casa we rented on our first trip to Merida situated on Calle 51.
Yes it was AWESOME! and it has since been sold and added a second story too.
It was so beautiful and magical that we instantly fell in love with everything Merida!
The pool and the lighting at night was amazing.
The awesome formal and traditional sitting room at the front of the casa above and the wonderful decorative arch into the small (only by greedy western standards) but well equipped kitchen to the left.
It was the perfect size for a us..oh but wait...I was forgetting about those other four legged creatures (all three of them!). So if we were looking to move down here then we realized that our place needed a little more yard area.
Need I say that we returned NOB with grandiose ideas of living La vida loca and trolling the internet over the next many months with dreams of finding our own little slice of paradise.