Five reasons to come to the Yucatan if you are recovering from illness or, in my case, from cancer:
– healthy, delicious food — a bounty of the freshest fruits and vegetables, many like the green “tree spinach” called chaya with unique antioxidant properties;
– climate — blue skies, sunshine, clean air;
– exercise — walking everywhere in this flat city and swimming several times a day restores damaged nerves and muscles;
– culture — which restores the soul: all sorts of activities especially the romantic ballads of the famous trova music which is the heart of Merida;
and finally, peace of mind – the ease that comes from being in one of the world’s safest cities filled with friendly, easy-going, courteous people.
Merida and its gentle, wise Mayan way of life is hard to beat. Not to mention the lack of snow and ice!