Valladolid ; la perla del oriente

Valladolid is such a charming town.

It’s the kind of place you might arrive in only expecting to stay the day but somehow you end up being there an entire week.

Positioned halfway between Merida and Cancun, its pastel coloured colonial streets, stunning church, time-is-stopped-but-thats-ok atmosphere and wealth of nearby attractions all make Valladolid my new favourite place.

DSC_0129

DSC_0136

DSC_0102

DSC_0090

Just an adorable family portrait
Just an adorable family portrait

The market was beautiful and full of treats; we had the most delicious Sunday morning breakfast of tortas de cochinita at a stall there. Browsing the sweet treats which are unique to Valladolid left me with a serious case of ‘eyes bigger than stomach’ and don’t get me started on the longaniza, a special sausage served with tortillas, beans and rice. Its a local speciality that is seriously worth a taste – I defy you to eat it once and not order it again every day of your visit.

DSC_0146

DSC_0139

DSC_0148

 

 

 

6 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s