March 31, 2014 by Amy Welborn
It was the end of a fabulous tour of the Sotuta de Peon – a living history hacienda dedicated to demonstrating the growth, harvesting and production of the henequen plant – sisal – which brought great wealth to the Yucatan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cart ride out into the fields.
Visit with a Mayan man who had worked at the hacienda beginning in 1947, telling us about the process, in the Maya language.
Arroz paleta – tasted like rice pudding.
Maquech Beetle jewelry. It’s alive and it’s a thing. Look it up.
Monday night in Merida – more dancing!
Adios, Merida and gracias! We learned a lot and you were a lot of fun!