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... gringo, but am getting great value for my money, and paying the Mexican price
of my goods.
The Market contains around 4 butcher shops where the meat, Rez
(beef) and Cerdo (pork) is delivered whole, or on the half, and the butchers
cut it there to your requirements. Now this is not to the faint of heart
especially if you were to see the deliveries. A small-refrigerated truck
delivers the carcasses sometimes, but mostly they are just in the back of ...
... sail at 8pm for L.A.
Thursday April 3rd
It is so much cooler today and very windy. The ocean is very rough so makes walking around the ship a challange. There has been another outbreak of the norvovirus and infuenza according to the captain this evening.
Tonight is the last formal dinner so we went down so we could have our last meal with the 2 ladies from Darwin whom we have become friends ...
... when our dearest friends - Glen & Joe, ex-pats from Ohio who moved here permanently a few years ago and befriended my parents, well, our whole family - invited me to meet them for dinner and drinks on Friday. Or drinks and then dinner, I suppose. That's how it works when you get older (and no, I'm not calling the boys old!!). You do it in reverse order. You end up eating at the same time as the 20-somethings. But you go to bed right after, so you have to meet around 4pm or ...
... GatoGo. It started out with the build up and
preparation for our big South Pacific jump in April. We cleared out of Mexico and were on our way
to French Polynesia, then we were thwarted by the loss of a propeller and closing of a weather window to successfully make the journey. The decision to abort and put off the trip for
a year was a very difficult one but after serious thought and working through ...
... and refreshing.
Our last stop of the day was Con Orgullo Azteca Candies, a family owned sweet shop in Avendia Juarez where we tried Leche (a sort of Mexican fudge) and cocitas (which tasted like coconut macaroons). Not only did we get to experience some of the food in Puerto Vallarta, but Lindsay also explained some of the history and culture of the town as we walked through the streets. Excellent little tour and right up there with the South Beach equivalent.