Merida: Breakdance Capital of Mexico

After checking out Valladolid and Chichen Itza, we made our way to Merida, the capital of Yucatan state. Turns out it’s a very beautiful and happening city! On Sundays, the main plaza becomes the centre of a very rocking festival. Several streets are blocked off to traffic, stages assembled, food and beverage stalls set up and the people of Merida kick it Mexican style! After indulging in a few ‘high culture’ activities, including a visit to the Yucatan Museum of Contemporary Art, we hit the festival with its multiple stages of music, dancing and food (churros with chocolate sauce…yum!) Much to my delight, it all culminated in a massif late-night dance-off on the main stage between what appeared to be several rival breakdance groups - they had some sensational moves!

1 Response to “Merida: Breakdance Capital of Mexico”


  1. 1 Rocking DM Feb 15th, 2007 at 9:06 am

    > Valladolid and Chichen Itza

    I read this as “Chicken Itza”, like something you’d find in Grandma’s “avant garde” cookbook… God knows what effect adding “valladolid” would have; it sounds like something our Pharmaceutical friends in Basel would cook up…

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