Today I didn't have my Spanish tutor till 1pm so I wandered up to La Boheme for desayuno and a chat. Alex and Chris are the owners of La Boheme and they are some of the nicest people you'll meet here in Merida. Their cafe is a great place to watch the world go by, sit and have a chat and have some very delicious food.
|Victoria, Chris and Alex|
I sat and ordered my usual diet coke and egg and bacon croissant, then Alex joined me and helped me with my Spanish homework and a leisurely chat.
We have been to La Boheme on Paseo De Montejo quite a few times and usually for desayuno, and each time I eyed these wonderful creations hanging on the wall. They were these wooden spoons hand-crafted by a local expat, Viviana Hinagos.
Alex saw me looking at them and explained that 100% of the money they sell for goes directly to Sanctuary Evolution.
There are a number of ways you can donate, and hopefully the link above works, so go and check out all the great work they are doing over at the sanctuary and see if you too can help.
But what an awesome idea!A gift that gives!
Here I have this awesome unique gift knowing that my money will be directly benefiting those poor animals in need here in Merida and to those wonderful people who care for them.
I know my mum is going to be delighted with these spoons BUT, as she is an avid supporter of the RSPCA in Australia, she will be over-the-moon about the proceeds going to support animal welfare here.
Well done Chris and Alex for allowing your cafe to support this venture and a huge thank you to Viviana for caring so much to help those who can't help themselves.
What an ingenious idea! Not to mention the awesome unique gift that I have that comes with its own heartwarming story.
A special thanks to all those people working hard to care for and help those animals in need in and around Merida. I can't wait to be down here and get involved.