20.01.2015 - 26.01.2015 75 °F
Apparently Spring begins in late January in Merida. Pink blossoms in the trees are now in abundance, and the weather has been in the 70s (which is considered slightly cooler if you are from California).
On Sunday we attended the Orquestra Sinfónica de Yucatán in Merida and what a treat that was! The theater is old-world beautiful with great acoustics. The symphony performance was themed 'German Romantica' that included Ludwig van Beethoven, Max Bruch, and Robert Schumann. To me, it was the sound of heaven. To George, it was a "cenote for the ears".
Generally, we appreciate how accessible the arts are in Merida. Our seats in the balcony for the Sunday matinee were about $5.00. We plan to attend at least one more time (if not more) during the remainder of our stay.
A few more highlights from this past week include:
I took a Pilates class in Spanish. It was a little challenging with the language but I could follow the moves since I am familiar with Pilates, and could understand only a tiny bit of her. I did not have a mat so the instructor even let me use hers during part of the class! It was a positive experience and a nice workout.
George met realtors to view properties and learn more about that process in a foreign country.
I also went to a Reiki session with my new friend Mario which was held at the gorgeous Eco-chic hotel, La Pantera Negra on the rooftop terrace. Jean-Pierre and Isabelle are the lovely owners.