We had worked up an appetite, and first stopped at Hotel El Meson del Marques, for what turned out to be a pretty wonderful meal!
I ordered vegetarian lasagna that came very well decorated! What is that????!!!!
Next, we went walking around town, and our children were an instant hit with the local Maya women. I am not a tall person (okay, that’s an understatement…I’m only 5′), and I found myself towering over some of the women AND men in Valladolid! I loved seeing the traditional Maya dress in this area…a cotton moo-moo (my definition) with bright embroidery and a simple scarf around the neck. I snuck a photo of some women oogling over our kids as we walked by!
We quickly found a beautiful restaurant called La Casona de Valladolid. No, we didn’t eat again…but something caught our eye…
We almost walked right on by…but through their many arches we could see a towering fountain in the back that required further inspection.
Made entirely from broken Mexican pottery, it is quite a sight to behold!
Okay, it isn’t all broken. But it is very creatively put together!
After getting a sufficient amount of photos, we reversed and went back out towards the street.
We went through the main plaza, and I had to snap this quick (blurry) photo of a little snack stand. It is a moving stand…on a 3-wheeled bike!
Ella even managed to find some lover’s chairs…designed so that two people can sit facing each other!
I can never get enough of Mexican chapels. They are so photogenic!
Each one is so different from the next!
Overall, we loved Valladolid. Seriously, don’t miss it!