Mon 23 Nov 09 - Wed 25 Nov 09 80 °F
We arrive at Hacienda Merida and I was immediately pleased. The hostel is right on the lake with hammocks everywhere. The first thing that caught my eye was the writing on the walls. Now I've been to many hostels with graffiti and funky writings on the wall but this one was different. 75% of the writings were warning, rules and penalties! The way they were written makes it sound like they are talking to children. For example there's this one giant sign with a very very long condescending paragraph. When you read it you feel like you're being yelled at! The whole sign can be summed up to "Take off you shoes before you get in the hammock" too funny!
Luke and I were really excited about the dinner buffet the first night. To our disappointment the number of guests that night didn't reach the minimum number required for a buffet. The next evening Luke asked how many guests there were that night. The minimum was reached. Wonderful! So Luke assumed there will be a buffet. When he asked the lady working there she laughed at him and walked away! Let's just say Luke wasn't too happy and started arguing with the lady about the minimum number of guests and what not. It was a losing battle and there was no buffet! The last night we were there the same lady came up to Luke and told him that there's a buffet tonight. Luke thought she was making fun of him but what do you know there was a buffet and it was good! We both ate a healthy amount. Well I definitely did.
Every evening around sunset many of the guests made their way to the dock, sat down and watched the sunset. The sunset there was one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. The cloud formation, the colors, the water and duration.