Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mexico day 3 - Christmas Eve!

Christmas eve we spent touring through town and looking for some Christmas presents. It's such a neat little town, a lot of people don't speak any English, so it was a bit daunting for us, who spoke very very little Spanish! There was ladies on the street corners selling baskets of crickets to snack on (eww), fresh fish, LOTS of fresh fruit & vegetables, especially limes.

We went by the town's church which was all decorated for Christmas.

And we went to a store that made woven material for clothes, table cloths, napkins, curtains etc etc. We bought a nice light cotten shirt and a dress from there. The material is almost like linen, nice and cool in the hot climate!

And then we went to the beach! Our taxi dropped us off on the side of the road and we walked for a little way until we found a path (aka goat trail) going down to the beach. We had the beach all to ourselves except for a Mexican family on the other side. It was really nice, although the waves were a bit too big for us to feel comfortable swimming.

We brought a tiny charcoal barbecue down with us (and a cooler full of drinks) so we could cook up lunch on the beach. This is what's called "Aracherra", it's a marinated flank steak and it is soooooo delicious! YUM!

Cactus seem to be able to grow ANYWHERE!

And here we are, back for our Christmas Eve dinner. Don't you just love the blue?

And yes, we even had turkey for dinner in Mexico! I don't know where they found it because it's not very common in Mexico but it had to be some of the best turkey I've ever eaten. It practically fell off the bone when we were trying to get it out of the pan to carve. YUM!

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