We had passed by a restaurant called Los Benes several times on our Uber rides into Merida. Someone had recommended it as a good breakfast place, so after a rather dismal breakfast last weekend at the only restaurant in our neighbourhood, we thought we would try Los Benes yesterday. It was about four kilometers away so we decided to walk. We had driven this route numerous times but you see so many interesting things you never noticed before when you travel by foot, like all the colourful graffiti painted on the walls along the road.. and homes that are very different from the ones in the rather middle class neighborhood where we are staying or the high-end houses we saw on our bus tour of Merida. Many people were cultivating small garden patches.There was so much garbage along the road, like this abandoned car in the bush and this dead abandoned duck in a plastic bag.I marveled at this wall which went on for nearly a kilometer and enclosed someone’s property. How much work went into constructing it? Look at all those hundreds of tiny stones around each larger one! There were all these little cantinas selling food along the way. Some of it looked quite tasty and we almost stopped at one for breakfast rather than going on to Los Benes.
We did take the Uber home with a stop along the way at a mall so I could buy some jigsaw puzzles to work on with my sister while she is here. The power was off in our house when we got home and a neighbor told us it happens regularly and it was anyone’s guess when it would go back on, so we decided to golf nine holes. When we got home from our round the power was miraculously back on!Since we’d had a big brunch we waited till supper to eat next. Dave made chili and I made salad and I think it was almost as good as our brunch at Los Benes.