08.02.2009 - 08.02.2009 60 °F
I am staying in the city of Mérida, Yucatán from February 9-26. I'll be working as usual during the week, and probably hitting the beach on the weekends.
My inspiration for the trip comes from Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution:
"I am toying with a new concept, namely The Work Vacation. Pick some exotic locale and bring your laptop. Write your book and blog as usual. Go out every now and then to see some sights. In essence seeing sights replaces the time at home you would spend doing chores and taking care of family."
I don't like running in 25 degree weather or digging my car out of the snow; I do like fresh tamales and working at streetside cafes.
It's going to be very warm this week at least, but the nighttime lows look very comfortable. I've got all my warm-weather clothing out of storage and ready to go. I'm flying from Philly to Cancún tomorrow morning then taking a bus to Mérida. I'll be updating pretty frequently with photos and anecdotes, so definitely stop back. Talk to you tomorrow.