We had such a fun Friday afternoon I wanted to share it. We had a little shopping to do downtown so strolled along Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue, the main pedestrian and tourist avenue in town) for awhile, successfully bypassing the many hawkers offering massages, tours, and other trinkets.
When we got to the city park, we were greeted with the sound of drumming and saw that some sort of dance demonstration was in progress. Very cool. And the view of the Caribbean Sea was, as always, spectacular. That's the ferry returning from Cozumel in the background.
Since we don't live right on the beach as we did in Ambergris Caye, Belize, I am always awestruck when I catch sight of the ocean now. Can it really be this turquoise and blue? Apparently so. I think I appreciate it even more now since I see it less frequently.
The buildings on Cozumel (which is an island) are visible on the horizon of this shot, if you look closely.
The dancers were doing an amazing job, especially since it was HOT in the sun. Very hot. I don't know how they do it, but I was impressed. I hope they get to take a dip in the cooling ocean after their work is done.
A little later, we headed to the "monkey cave", La Cueva del Chango, for dinner. We've been visited there by a cat before, but tonight's visitor was a bit more exotic. A chicken!
This friendly hen was a real opportunist. She hung around until I dropped a few small bits of tortilla chips for her, which she quickly pecked at and gobbled down.
When I stopped feeding her, she hopped up on this low wall and let me hand feed her. Definitely a "you're not in the US any more" experience!
We both ordered the special of the night, which was a lovely plate of huge fresh shrimp in red sauce with poblano rajas (strips), rice, beans, and guacamole. So tasty! And the best part, the price was just $112 pesos, around $7.30 US.
Now THAT'S special!
Happy weekend everyone!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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