14. 3. Merida, Cenotes and coronavirus

Cenote

🇸🇮 Ko sva prispela v Merido, je tudi Mehiko počasi začela dohitevat realnost epidemije, ki je ohromila življenje Slovenije in toliko drugih držav. Počasi je raslo število potrjenih primerov, ampak vlada tu deluje zelo z rezervo, nobenega omejevanja prihodov iz največjih žarišč, zelo malo preverjanja in postopno odpovedovanje večjih dogodkov. V Mexico City je malo več panike med ljudmi, na Yucatanu se pa bolj zanašajo na vročino in njihovo “železno odpornost”. Medtem je El Salvador čisto zaprl meje, ostale sosednje države pa močno omejile vstop. Tino zajame rahla panika, težko je spremljat situacijo doma brez kakšne prave napovedi, kako se bo odvijalo tu. Zavarovanje ne velja v primeru epidemije, sicer nisva toliko zaskrbljena zaradi bolezni ampak vseeno ni super občutek. Najin plan je bil 21. marca letet na Kubo in potem v El Salvador – to zdaj očitno odpade. Najtežje se je odločit, ali je bolj pametno odpotovat v kakšno drugo državo ali ostat v Mehiki in kje se nastanit v primeru daljše karantene.

Medtem, ko sva se ukvarjala s temi vprašanji (Tina na momente že kar obsedeno), sva en dan šla na izlet z avtom (od daleč videla flaminge!), drugi dan pa naredila še dva fantastična potopa v Cenotes. Tokrat je GoPro bolj sodeloval in imava par fotk! Nastanjena sva bila pri prijazni gospe Rocio, ki pravi, da se v primeru karanten lahko vrneva kadarkoli in tam preživiva nekaj časa. Lepo je spoznat takšne ljudi ❤️ Odločiva se za nekaj dni obiskat še Holbox in potem vidiva, kam in kako.

[zaradi slabega interneta fotke naloživa naknadno / due to bad wifi we’ll load the photos later]

🇬🇧 During the days of our stay in Merida, Mexico startet catching up with the pandemic. The number of confirmed cases was rising, but the government still didn’t limit arrivals from most infected countries, did very little screening and only cancelled some events. Things look more serious around Mexico City but in Yucatan, people seem to rely on the heat killing the virus, and their “strong immune systems”. Meanwhile, El Salvador completely closed the borders and most countries in the area severely limited entries. Tina starts panicking a little, following the situation back home is hard, and not knowing how to best react here is stressful. Our plan was to fly to Cuba on the 21st and then El Salvador, that’s cclearly cancelled now. Mexico’s laid back attitude makes us wonder if moving to another country would be better, but where to?

While pondering these questions (Tina a bit obsessively by now) we rented a car for a day and drove to the beach, we saw flamingos (from far away) which was really nice. We also did two more fantastic Cenotes dives, we even have some photos this time. The lady that was renting our room invited us to come back to stay with them for some time in case of quarantines, which gives usbsome peace of mind. For now, we’re going to Holbox for a few days to decide if we stay there a while.

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