Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
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I don't remember the name of this cafe, but it's located right on the main plaza of Merida, across from the cathedral (it can be seen in the background). This sort of cafe is exactly the type of place I've been searching for: right on the sidelines of the center of things. Sadly the waiters in Merida don't seem to care for giving refills of "agua caliente" for my hot tea, which I could normally understand as they don't make money off of refills, but they are happy to provide refills of coffee. Yo no se.

In the plaza pictured the town holds public performances of music, dance, and festivities, all of which I manage to miss (I see them taking down stages and speakers often, however). The plaza is also host to victrolous political speakers and American hippies doing fire dances (the one I saw invovlved the flaming pole breaking in half and fire going flying into the crowds -- I don't think that was intended).

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