The city team in Mexico recommended we hit the city of Merida on our side trip, so we did! It was a smaller city – well, anything would be compared to Mexico City, but had a really interesting architecture and life to it. We were there for Independence Day, which I don’t have many pictures of not wanted to have my phone out in the crowds, but it was a lot tamer than we were anticipating; they do some amazing fireworks though. Sunday the city was very sleepy, most things were closed for the holiday but we rented some bikes and toured around. On Saturday we made our way out to Progreso to visit the beach town for the day, was a relaxing day of beach and restaurant/pool time.