I don’t worry about getting mugged on the streets here, but I do worry about twisting my ankle on these terrible sidewalks. How can this be allowed to exist? I took this one on Calle 60 just off Santa Ana park. It’s really amazing.
The city poured I-don’t-know-how-many pesos into cobblestone streets and burying lines in Ermita, which to me still seems like a backwater, and yet ignore the safety of pedestrians, who already dodge speeding buses that brush by buildings on narrow streets. Being a tourist with a twisted ankle, or worse, would be a bummer.
If you’re coming to Mérida, wear good shoes. That’s a rule anywhere you go, but especially here. Good thing they don’t have too many tall buildings. I’d miss more sidewalk potholes if I were looking up.