Holé Molé

Ever since  the Restaurant Reforma changed hands I have not had a dive for mole and my lunch life has been sadder for it.  Yesterday, on a Sunday no less, I ended up going to a very hippy dippy hole in the wall with Oaxacan fare on the menu. At El Apapacho half the menu is vegetarian.  I had the red mole (spicier) but most of the plates I noticed coming out of the kitchen had black (sweeter).  I had the emmoladas stuffed with potatoes and Oaxacan cheese.  My other veggie options were nopales or mushrooms. My friend had a beef huraches.  It´s also nice at lunch when there are fresh fruit juices by the glass or carafe on the menu.  Natalie had lemonade and I had Watermelon.  I cannot wait to go back.  The only down side was the slowness of the service but it seemed we arrived right after 3 other tables and it is a small kitchen.  El Apapacho Calle 62 no. 354 x 41 & 43 it´s an art gallery, it´s a bookstore, it´s a restaurant.

On my second trip this month I had the black mole which was even better than the red mole!   I would recommend you come before you are starving as it seems they make everything to order and the service is good but the cook is not fast.

Merida´s Cemeterio General

A walk down the main road of the cemetery in Merida, Yucatan where the wealthy hacienderos made their Mausoleums in the 19th and early 20th century mostly in the Victorian Neo-Gothic style.

marble monument signed Almo Strena 1879

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Most of the monuments are virgins, angels and Jesus on or off the cross. but there are few interesting monuments like the girl with a duck from about 1920

girl with a duck circa 1920

There guided tours of the cemetery at night.  On the day of the dead the paseo de animas starts in the graveyard and parades up the Camino Real de Campeche past the Ermita de Santa Isabel Church and up to the Parque de San Juan.

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Should be on your top ten list of places to visit in Merida and it´s open every day.