Not much new happening here in Merida, Mexico, where the temperature today was 105 fahrenheit (40.6 celsius), about where it's been every afternoon this week. It's expected to be like that for at least the rest of this week, and there's not been a drop of rain since I arrived more than a month ago. Whooeee!!! No extra charge for the sauna.
I've got a new ceiling fan and a Yucatan hammock in my room where I nap beneath the fan during the hottest part of the day. I cook my own meals in the house kitchen and venture out with my mask once a week for the supplies.
That's pretty much it for travel excitement around here lately, so I plan to post some photos from recent experiences, and repost some past stories from my travels that maybe you didn't see the first time around. So stay tuned.
Next I'll post some photos from my Hawaii visit in February.
Quotes For A Good Life On The Road
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”
-- Albert Einstein
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Who Am I?
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow, solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 20 countries on four continents. Currently I'm in sunny Merida, Mexico, waiting out developments in the coronavirus crisis before moving on. Meanwhile, learn more about me and my travels at Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and in a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie, about our memorable meeting in Malaysia, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
Also online ...
GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY
Still the most authentic, lively and colorful local cultural festival I've seen on the road.
I found this Alternative Arts and Music Festival in the Amazon highlands of Peru. What a find!
Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
(Read it here)