Saturday, 9 March 2013

VdJ (Day 24): Tianguis

L-O-V-E market (tianguis) day!! Not that we buy all that much but it's just fun to see it all.

First stop is always at Martin's, the veggie man (a.k.a. Mr. Auctioneer). Got the usual big haul of 4 bananas, 2 tomatoes, 6 carrots, 1 onion, 4 potatoes, 1 jicama all for a whopping $25 ps (about $2 Cdn). Yes, that is why we love it. Put those all away in the van and then it's off to wander up the road. Ishmail, the shoe guy who likes to say my name because he has a sister named Nancy.....The cute little lady who wears the funny little hat that cuts up the fruit. Everyone is so interesting.....

We also went to Sal's cousin, Chema's restaurant. On Saturday's he sells carnitas on the street in front of the restaurant. Carnitas are cooked meat (often pork, as in this case), cooked really long and stirred constantly with what looks like a boat paddle (says Doug). We order "carnitas light". It is for us more delicate North American tummies that might not be so used to some of the "richer" cuts. A full cooked, shredded kilogram cost $150 ps (about $12 Cdn) No way could you get this much meat at home for that.

Anyway, on and on we went. Stopping at the bakery, the hat man. We topped it all off with a stop at one of our favourite little taco stands, Taqueria GM by the Pemex. Great lunch for Al, Colleen, Doug & I (7 regular tacos, 2 tacos with pineapple and queso & 1 quesadilla and 4 pops) for an astounding $138 ps (about $11.75 Cdn)

Sorry no pictures. One of the rare occasions that I forgot my camera at home. Don't worry, we will be doing it all again next weekend, only Doug's sister, Diane Johnston (from Medicine Hat, AB) will be with us!!

After we got home, I decided to ride around the park but I only got 1.5 laps in before my tire blew. Mr. Handy Man fixed it up, but unfortunately it ran right into "Happy Hour". Will have to continue the bike ride tomorrow!!

 
 
Josh, we are going to need a few more tubes when we get home!!
 
Not too much exciting. Just hanging out, living life here at Hacienda Contreras. Oh, by the way, we like it alot! Wish all our family and friends were here too, though....
 
Already on my 2nd cup of tea. Catch you all tomorrow. 
 
Cheers friends!! 

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