Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (upbeat music) - Hey guys, it's Ruchi and Avi and today is our last day in Mérida. We've spent about three months here. - Yeah, that's a long time for us. - So we decided to make this video to show you some of our favorite spots in the city and to show you some of the things which we haven't shown before, and at the end of the video, we have a little segment called five things where we are going to go over the hits and misses of Mérida. And we're also gonna tell you where we are headed next! So stay tuned for that! All right, let's go! - Okay. - We are at our first stop. We're waiting to get a place inside. This place is called Chilakiller's. And they make only one dish and they make it really well. It's called chilaquiles and it's like one of our favorite Mexican foods. Chilaquiles is basically a big bowl of tortilla chips with different types of salsas and you can put anything you want on it actually. Pork belly, chicken, fried eggs, avocado, anything goes. The best part about chilaquiles is that there's no rules. You can put anything you want and you can eat it at any time of the day. Okay, let's go! Ready? (upbeat music) Mine has a mix of blue, blue chips and yellow chips and some onions, avocado and yup that's it, lots of cheese. - [Avi] Show the sauce in the video. - Yeah, and this is like, this is their special house sauce and then there's gonna be like spicy sauce inside as well. And then Avi's has a bunch of scrambled egg, which I'm going to steal. I will miss this place, but we can find chilaquiles in a lot of other places in Mexico which we'll be going to soon. But Mérida is the place that introduced us to this dish, so I guess it's always going to be special here. Okay, now it's time to find a coffee shop to work from. (upbeat music) We just got done with a few hours of work in the cafe because it's really too hot to roam around in the daytime. So we're waiting for it to cool down a bit before we decided to walk down this road. Mérida is hitting like 40 degrees. Kind of a good thing that we're leaving. I'm a little glad about that. We're going to cooler temperatures. This road is called Paseo Montejo. It's one of the iconic roads of Mérida. It's really beautiful. It's lined on either side with colonial houses and cute little restaurants and this is like one of the first places we checked out in Mérida. So it's really nice to walk here in the evenings. This monument right here is called the Monumento a la Patria which means the monument of the fatherland, or homeland. And it's really beautiful. It's got these really nice carvings of Mexican history on this entire surface. Okay, let's check it out! (upbeat music) So Mérida has been really good for us, right? Like when we came here, we only came like we only planned to come for two weeks just to say hello to our friend Nathan from Foodie Flashpacker and we ended up staying for - Three months - Three months! Like before coming here we'd been traveling non-stop for like almost five, six months. - Yeah. - Yeah we went to Hokkaido in Japan and then a week in Taiwan and then Hong Kong and then back to India and then in the US. And in US we were like all over, like Miami. And then we flew here and then just spending three months here it really helped us like get back on track with healthy eating and just going to the gym and eating properly and getting like some progress done with work so that felt really good, right? - Yeah, basically it helped us to form better being. Like now we go to the gym. We have work timings. We have been able to upload one video a week. - Yeah and that's like a huge personal achievement for us, uploading one video a week. So I consider that like a major goal off my check list. So I'm very excited about all that. So maybe we can do two videos a week. - If you haven't subscribed already, please subscribe. Also we got to the travel the Yucatan a bit. We saw one of the wonders of the world, Chichen Itza. We saw pink flamingos in Celestún. - And the pink lakes! - And the pink lakes. What more? - And then we ate a lot of the Yucatecan food. - We ate a lot of Yucatecan food, which is way different from the Mexican food we know. You get dishes like salbutes, panuchos, conchinita pibil! Not a food heaven for vegetarians. They eat a lot of meat, especially pork. I couldn't find that much, but I started to eat chicken so. That was - And all the chilis! - And the habanero chili. This region is where the habenero chili comes from. So she was happy! - Yes I love this! All the spicy salsas, and the chocolate! - Oh yeah. - Oh my god! The Mayan chocolate is to die for. - Yeah, so I had so many hot chocolates here. I don't think I've had this many chocolates anywhere. - Yes. - This road closes on Sunday mornings from nine to 12 for cyclists and runners. And at the end of the road you can hire bicycles of all types. If you're alone you can ride a normal one. If you're a couple, then you can do a tandem one. If you're a large group, like eight people can go in one, those huge cycles where four of you like basically pedal so. - [Ruchi] And there's like even bikes with baby seats. - Yeah, there's bikes with baby seats. We did it with our friends here, who was a couple and have a small kid. The kids leapt off, but we went around the road. It was so much fun! - This is a marquesita. It's our favorite park snack. It's basically crispy crepe with banana and chocolate inside. Welcome to our new segment, which is very creatively named the five things! - Five things! - So in this segment, we're going to go over some of the hits and misses of Mérida really quickly. You ready? Let's go. - Yeah. - Favorite food? - My favorite food would be the tortas from Wayan E. They were like, oh my god, the spongy, sweet bread with like the fillings inside from chicken fajitas. - What's your favorite filling? - Pork belly, castacán, pork belly and cheese and all that spicy salsa! Oh my god, I'm going to miss Wayan E so much! - Mine is chilaquiles. - Of course! Because that's what we discovered for the first time here in Mérida. It's an amazing piece. It's an amazing breakfast. It's so filling but I can eat it at any point of time. - It's basically an excuse to eat nachos for breakfast. - Yeah, that's true. - And no one's complaining so that's great. Okay, what's next? - Favorite place you saw in Yucatan? - Hmm, for me it will have to be the pink lakes because like I haven't seen anything like that before. It's amazing to just drive in the wilderness and then there's like so, it looks so kind of deserted and when you reach the pink lakes, it's so weird. There are these sections of pink lakes cordoned off because they harvest salt over there. - Yeah we wish we could go inside. - Yeah. - Would you wish to go in them? - I would have loved to like maybe just see what it's like to actually be in such salty water but you're not allowed to go into the water anymore because it's very crowded and a lot of tourists want to just go mess up - I wish we could have flown our drone there but we had everything set up, but we didn't put the SD card in. - Yeah we forgot 'em there so like - Yeah, that happened. - And what's your favorite place? - My favorite thing, my favorite place is Suytun, the cenote. Cenotes are extremely unique to Yucatan. So I was always looking forward to going to one of them, but Suytun just took my breath away. It was so nice! - It was so unique and even though it's like one of the most hyped-up places to go to, actually there was no one there. There was like maybe five people besides us. And we all kind of had it to ourselves. - It was like an ashram. It was so silent - And once you go under, like it's a whole other world. It's insane. - Yeah even if we don't know how to swim, we thought like cenotes would not be fun because we don't know how to swim, but it was so much fun going there. The thing you love the most. - The thing I love the most? - Mine is orange juice or here they call it jugos de naranja. Yucatan is known for oranges. So you get freshly-squeezed orange juice, which is incredible and it's so sweet. Naranja dulce. - Anything to do with like oranges is amazing like they have a salt orange and like a sweet orange. - Yeah naranja dulce, naranja agria. - Agria, yeah. Both are amazing actually. Almost like a luxury being spoiled by freshly-squeezed orange juice for breakfast anyplace we went to. Okay my favorite thing would be the colorful streets and like just the colonial architecture. It's really nice to see so many colorful streets in the historic center of town so. - This is our first colonial city. We have never seen, we have never been to Europe and we have never seen - A lot of people compare like the center of town to European cities because it has the same cobblestone alleys and like the buildings have beautiful arches and the walkways are similar. So it's really nice to see. All right, controversial stuff! The thing you hated the most! (laughs) So for me, I think what I hated the most would be the weather! Like when we landed in around January, the weather was nice and then suddenly in Feb it just got so hot and gross and I kinda hate summer. - I'm very surprised. You are from Delhi! - Yeah. - It's the same weather! - Yeah, I like shrink in the summers and I only like I do things, activities in the winter. It's like the opposite of hibernation. - My most hated thing was the toilet paper. (Ruchi laughs) - Yeah, I hated that too! - There's no bum guns.