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Retired and Riding (Sheltering in Place at Hotel Lakyum Palenque Mexico)

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  1. danisOTR

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    2/18/2020 Tuesday

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    On Monday we spend most of our time studying and preparing for our afternoon class. We had to make up for playing hooky on Sunday. Our only outing was on the way to class when we stopped at our favorite restaurant for out $5.00 lunch. Today we had a sandwich made with chorizo. Again, they did not disappoint. When we were finished they gave us some chocolate from Oxaca. It was delicious. I ate mine; Patti is saving hers.

    Monday afternoon we found out that our Spanish teacher was not going to be able to continue the class. She is from Spain and is having trouble with her VISA and was no longer allowed to work in Mexico. We were told that we would have a substitute teacher on Monday and then another teacher to finish out the week.

    Our substitute for the day was named Patty. It was my favorite class so far. Patty taught us a lot of idioms and local words and points of interest. She taught mostly in English which suited us. She also was tying things we had learned the previous week.

    It was an early night for us. We recapped our notes, had some snacks and watched a little Netflix.

    Tuesday (today), we decided to take in a couple of museums before we left for class. For the first time we took a different route to get down to Centro. It was just one block east and ran parallel to Calle 62 which is our normal route. Calle 64 was much quieter. It was a little more residential and there was not the full of busses. Patti found the building facades interesting and took pictures of them.
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    We got down to Centro quickly and found Museo Casa Montejo. The Montejo’s were the founders and conquers of this area of the Yucatan. I’ve previously covered this.
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    The museum is free. You need to let them know your nationality. Most all museums are asking this same information.

    The first area in the household as it existed when it was occupied. It is very ornate with dark woodwork and velvet covered furniture. It was beautiful.
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    From there we entered an art exhibition. It was a combinations of paintings and painted wooden sculptures. They are all the creations of Taller Jacabo and Maria Angeles who are artisans who are based in Oxaca. After seeing this we will definitely be going there and seek out their studio. See for yourselves.
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    After finishing this area, we were directed upstairs to another exhibition. It was the photography all from 1946 by Armando Salas Portugal. On the way up the stair I could not help but remember what we had been told. This building and many others in the area were built with the stones that were pillaged from the Five Mayan Ruins that were nearby.
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    Portugal’s’ Photos were of buildings and ruins around the Yucatan in 1946. I took specific note of the photo of The Pyramid of the Magician that we had seen on Sunday. Look at the comparison? A lot of work went into restoring the façade. I took more pictures on the exhibition of areas we are yet to visit to compare and contrast what we find when we get to those places.
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    From the Montejo Museum we walked to the Palacio De La Musica. I did not know what to expect when we arrived. We paid our admission and we directed down a marble ramp to the lower level. There was something here for all ages and levels of interest in music. It focused on the different types of Mexico from the various regions. Unfortunately for us there was a grade school field trip there. The noise level was a little bit too loud to really enjoy all this museum had to offer. True lovers of different types of music would really appreciate this museum.
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    We walked 10 blocks to a well-known local restaurant named Impala. It is on the bottom end of Paseo de Montejo and is open to the street. We were in the shade which is what we were looking for.

    We decided that we wanted to split a Club Sandwich. We did our best to let our waiter know we wanted one meal and two plates. We also ordered to Modelo Especial Cerveza. This is our go-to beer.

    We started in on our beers, which were ice cold as we watched the people and traffic go by. Our mealS arrived. I guess we were not clear enough as we were served two sandwiches. They were huge and they were good.

    We finished our meal and had what we didn’t eat packaged to go. We left to walk the three blocks to La Casita for our afternoon class.

    Remember we were told we would have our third instructor today named Flora. This was a mind blower. Flora came in like a whirlwind. It was full on Spanish from the beginning all the way through the four hours. I have to believe I had a question mark carved into my forehead. We spent much of our time attempting to have conversations amongst us through the majority of the class. Maybe this is the right way to do it. I don’t know. Hopefully by Friday we will be able to put together a few questions and be able to answer a few as well.

    After class we walked back to our hotel where I now sit with my second tequila decompressing from our class. Tomorrows another day. Yeah it’s Wednesday.
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  2. Davidprej

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    I just got back from my second 1 1/2 hour Cont. Ed. lesson from our local college and I feel the same way you do. Am I learning anything? Maybe when I'm finished I'll see.
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    My wife and I are really enjoying your report!
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    una club sandwich para compartir por favor
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    Thank you for all the positive responses that people have written. They are appreciated.

    We will be done with our class on Friday. We will be spending on more week in Merida after that. From here we will be going to the beach town of Celestun where we will be for two weeks.

    We will be sketching the next leg of our trip while we rest on the beach. We know we want to go to Chiapas and Oxaca. From there we don’t know.

    Thanks for reading.
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    Only forgivable if you have downed enough beer to blow .08 or more on a breathalyzer.
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    Tequila primarily. The place we are sitting in now has triple shot margaritas for $3.00.
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    Excellent rr. Thanks for doing this. My goal is the same although a few years from now. Thanks for posting. I wish you the best!
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    Thanks and good luck. Follow your goal. Don’t let anything get in your way. We’ve found having no physical ties is the best way. Bailing is as much of a challenge and moving forward.
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    2/20/2020 Thursday

    Merida

    We were up early today so we could conjugate all the new verbs we were given yesterday by Flora. I am having a hard time getting my head around this but was are still working hard at it. But after yesterday we were pretty wiped out and overwhelmed.

    We had promised our neighbors, Peaches and Bill that we would play a hand of “Hand and Foot”, the card game we had learned from them last week. They pretty much stay inside during the middle of the day due to the heat. Also Peaches had double knee replacement and has difficulty walking.

    So, after breakfast we set up the table and began to play. The game is played with multiple decks of cards. Scoring requires a lot of rules and there is a lot of strategy required to score and to win. The game also takes a long time to complete, especially with four people playing. I had beginners’ luck and came out on top.

    After the game Bill and I walked to Shill and Go to get some takeout for lunch. Another $5.00 lunch. Bill had not been there yet and they really liked the meal. I hope they’ll go back to help this young couple with their build their business.

    Too soon it was time to walk to our Spanish Class. It was 90+ and sunny as we walked south. We’ve been able to time it to be able to walk in the shade that covers half the sidewalk on the west side of the street. Even still by the time we walk the 8 blocks we are sweating.

    Max, our classmate arrived the same time as we did. He had found out that our teacher, Flora had a migraine and would not be in to teach us. I’m pretty sure Patti and I sighed audibly. Max was told that we could do a makeup class if we wanted. Jury is still out on the answer to that. Two more days may be all we can take right now.

    With our afternoon now free we decided to go to another Museum. The museum was just to the east of the center of town. We had to pass the optician where we had ordered Patti’s new glasses so we stopped in. The optician out front recognized us and went to the drawer to get her new sunglasses and lenses for current frame. I think it is a good thing we went in. I’m not sure they would have texted us as we had requested. In any event we left her frames for them to mount the new lenses which would be ready after 2:00 on Thursday. Again, we can’t complain with the cost being $235 for both the prescription sunglasses and progressive lenses for her frames.

    It was just one more block until we reached the Museum of Merida. This was another free museum, the best kind. We did have to list where we were from, but we are used to that.

    The main floor of the museum we primarily religious artifacts along with some historical items surrounding the creation of the city. There were also some artifacts from when some of the ruin’s sites were being reconstructed.

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    The second floor was my favorite. Although modern art is not my favorite there was a collection of the artist Jackie Jones. She works in a few different mediums. One is crystals which by the use of different sizes she is able to create portraits. The other is with miscellaneous materials which se combines to also create portraits. Patti took some closeups of the later. In them you can see the different objects she uses to create the image.
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    There were also works of other artists. Here are a few more examples of the other works on display. Some items were just to bizarre for me and I didn’t take any photos of them.
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    As we walked out of the museum, we realized we were in the non-tourist center of town. There were booths set up outside. Also, there were buildings with isles appearing to be warrens to hunt your way through. It was a very tight space and we quickly retreated to the street.
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    Our site seeing over we walked back north heading towards the hotel. Our route took us past La Negrita, which we were drawn into. Nothing like a triple margarita and botana, which is free food that they bring to you after you’ve ordered a drink.

    Around 6:00 we left and went the last 9 blocks to the hotel. Patti took another couple of streetscapes along the way. Even though we’ve walked this same route a couple of dozen times now something different keeps catching our eye. When we got back to the hotel we escaped to our air conditioned room for the rest of the evening.
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    Bueno report and pics! Gracias!

    "Tequila primarily. The place we are sitting in now has triple shot margaritas for $3.00"

    Where, where, where?
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    La Negrita. 5-7 happy hour. Calle 62 between Calle 47 and Calle 49. Mixture of locals and tourists. Plus botanas.
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    .... playing hooky at Uxmal , and offering excuses to the language instructor---- " Sorry signora "

    :D The Italian lessons are beginning to pay off ........ :clap:lol3

    All in good fun , don't fret about trying to get every utterance to be gramatically correct . You know now that it will take a lot of time and effort beyond the structured language course to get comfortable , especially if you are working with the handicap of speaking only English.
    Remember , be like a parrot - listen carefully and mimic every sound that Spanish speaking voices emit . Truly listen to each voice and then reproduce those sounds , not some Anglo mangling of what it was you thought you heard .
    Dive into conversations, however haltingly , with Mexicans and you will learn more than by repeating lesson phrases among other English speakers
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    Such wonderful time and experience you guys are having. We are following your blog and loving it. Last night we had our monthly meeting... missed you guys.
    Great blog. Thanks for taking us on the trip with you.

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    2/22/2020 Saturday

    Merida

    Thursday morning was dedicated to catching up with our notes for Spanish Class. The afternoon rolled around all to quickly and we walked down to La Casita for our class. Flora, our instructor had recovered and was raring to go.

    The first two hours of the class was painful for me. I was feeling totally lost. After our break however, things got better and it was starting to come together. We did a lot of repetition using a question and answer format. By the end session I was ready to go back for the next session on Friday.

    Patti had cooked some chicken on Tuesday and she diced it up and cooked it with some Alfredo sauce. Our neighbors had dinner prepared in our building by the hotel manager and a couple of the workers that take care of our building. They had some pasta left over which they invited us to have along with a loaf of bread.

    Dinner completed we retired to start on some homework and to watch a movie.

    Friday morning we completed our homework. We headed to the main hotel for the continental breakfast. Here too, the staff had continued to bring us two full portions of fruit even though we have been asking for only one as we never finished what they gave us. This time with the aid of Cal on the forum we were able to properly tell our server what we wanted. Success. Only one portion of fruit, meaning no waste.

    On Wednesday we had picked up Patti’s prescription sunglasses and left her frames for the new lenses to be put in them. We again walked down to the optician to retrieve her glasses. As soon as we walked in they were reaching below the counter for her package. I’m not sure if it just good service or the fact that they don’t get too many gringo’s in there. But in any event, we were quickly on our way.

    We walked the two blocks over to the Plaza Grande to see what we may have missed on previous visits. We had read that there was a planetarium in the Cultural Center Building. On the way there we passed a courtyard that contained shops and an art display. All the pictures were of men’s torsos with different “heads” on them. Here are a few examples. One looks like me on Thursday afternoon during our Spanish Class.
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    We entered the Cultural Center and paid by filling out the guest book. We were told that the Planetarium did not open until 6:00 PM but there was an exhibit of Pablo Picassos work on the upper level.

    I am not familiar with Picassos history and cannot speak to his periods of work. But the works in the first hall it looked as if he had something against drawing faces. None of the 30 or so prints had any facial features. Here are a few examples for that section.
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    The next section was all devoted to the Opera Carmen. In this area the works all were Picassos imaginings of the faces of the characters in the opera. Here there were features, albeit fanciful ones.
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    It was closing in on noon but we still had two hours until class. We decided to go to the English Library where we could set up on a table and study for class.

    The library had a nice open-air courtyard that is shaded. On all of our visits the place is being well used by both English speakers and Spanish speakers. It is a nice haven but they close at 1:00 PM sharp.

    We left the Library still with an hour before needed to be to class. We found a gelato shop and selected a couple of flavors and took a table and slowly enjoyed this treat.

    We made to La Casita just before class. Sinorita Flora breezed in and we followed her to our upstairs classroom not knowing what she had in store for us. First, we had to present our homework. She had tasked us with writing, en espanol five things we liked and five things we disliked about Merida. Easy because he had a lot of time to complete it and were able to use Google Translate to validate what we had come up with was phased properly.

    Here is when the fun began. She had made up flashcards of a sort. One set were all the pronouns and another were verbs. You had to blindly chose one of each and properly conjugate the verb. We did this for rest of the first two hours of class.

    As the brake I suggested that we shorten the break in order to finish early. The idea was unanimously agreed upon.

    During the remaining we were still using the flashcard but now we had to make a sentence using the pronoun and verb. This required not only knowing how to conjugate the verb but also what the verb meant. All three of us struggled through this.

    The last exercise was for each of us to tell about what we did since waking up. We all worried our way through putting together as many words as possible. Sinorita spent a lot of time correcting us but we all survived.

    HAPPY HOUR!

    Off to La Negrita for a couple of triple margaritas and a plate of cochita pipil tacos. We lucked into a table by a window as a couple was leaving as we walked through the door.

    Our normal waiter was there and he came up to us and recited our drinks to us! I guess we have developed a reputation. He was tipped well for that.

    At 8:30 on Fridays there is a light show ON the cathedral. They use lasers to “paint” pictograms on the face of the building. At the same time, they are telling the history of the area. It is an interesting show two watch. Here is a still.
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    The show over we walked a couple of blocks north, beyond where the streets had been shut down and hailed a cab for the rest of the way back to the hotel.
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    2/23/2020 Sunday

    Merida

    Yesterday I took Patti’s bike for a ride. It had not been started or ridden since we arrived in Merida. It started right up and I rode out to Paseo da Montejo. I knew it was a wide avenue and I could do a couple of passes to make sure the battery was charged.

    I had been out about 15 minutes and started to notice that the front brake lever was getting mushy. Initially I attributed it to having been being parked for a while. I came to a stop and checked the front brake line as I squeezed the brake lever and noticed a stream coming from the hose.

    I rode it back to the hotel using the back brake and got to work contacting the BMW Dealership in Merida. Unfortunately, the person who answered did not speak any English and eventually hung up on me.

    I went over to the main hotel and sat down opposite the manager and asked that he call the shop for me. I explained the situation and when prompted gave him the VIN that the dealership was asking for.

    After a few minutes he told me that they needed to see the bike so they could see what part was needed. The shop was twenty minutes away and I jumped back on the bike and headed north again using just the bake brake.

    I was given the name of the person who the manager had spoken to and when I arrived, I asked for Raul. Luckily, he spoke enough English for us to communicate about the problem.

    He quickly found out that they did not have it in stock. He said that it was in Mexico City that it would take 2 weeks to arrive. If they had to order it from Germany it would be 5 weeks. WHAT. He promised that he’d call the Mexico and Cancun store on Monday.

    I contacted my local dealer in Vermont. They told me to contact Spiegler on Monday to order the part directly from them. On the off chance that they were open on Saturday I called and got voice mail.

    When I got back to the hotel I got busy seeing if I could order something. I then posted in the GSpot section of AVDRider.

    I had advice and leads within minutes. You have to love this forum. I was advised to contact Tom from Rubber Chicken Racing. I also got a lot of great advice from other inmates. Thanks to all.

    I reached out to Tom and within 30 minutes he got back to me with a quote and a promise to order the parts from Spiegler on Monday. He let me know that Spiegler did not ship out of the country. He said as soon as he received the parts, he would ship them to me in Mexico. I replied back asking that he also quote me about getting the same for my GS as it had the original brake lines. Parts have been ordered through Tom. With any luck they will be in Merida before we head out of the Yucatan in 3 weeks.

    On Sunday morning we jumped into a cab with our housemates Peaches and Bill and were driven down to the bottom of Paseo de Montejo. As you may recall they close the northbound lane of on Sunday morning for bicycle riders. We had breakfast in “The Impala” which is a well-known restaurant that has outside seating.
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    Bill and I left the ladies after breakfast and rented a couple of bikes. We did a few loops up and down PDM and one loop down to the Central Plaza as there were roads blocked off down to there as well.
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    After our exercise Patti and I walked up to WalMart to get some supplies for the week. From there we went back to the hotel for a short break.

    We decided that another walk was in order and we headed back down to the Central Plaza. It had been turned into a shopping area with local crafts and clothes on display.

    After we walked through a few of the booths we sat at a sidewalk café and ordered some beer. The area was abuzz with shows and displays being attended by people from all over. Patti got up to take some photos and caught this character. He had parked himself purposefully to be on display.
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    Having enough of crown we decided it was time to walk back to the hotel. Along the way Patti took a couple of more streetscapes.

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  20. Golden955

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    OMG, somebody please adjust Bill's bike seat, so painful on the knees to have it that low. Almost as low as that poor guy in the bug, I'd be driving with my left foot on the quarter panel.

    Thanks again for writing such an awesomely detailed report though those Spanish classes are scaring me.
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