Sunday is one of my favorite days. Many Mexican people work 6 days a week, and since Sunday is their only day off, it is a real family day. A day for errands and fun and rest and food and shopping. We have decided it will be the same for us. Turn off the computers and get out into the community. If we have children staying with us, they are dragged along, and we feel like a real local family. We always start with church – a lively bilingual experience with young Mexican families and old grey-haired gringos.
The afternoon is for the pool or the beach, but first is the market – the tianguis as it is called here. This area of Banderas Bay is interesting because it is a real mix of developed Mexico (Walmart and Home Depot and Costco) and undeveloped Mexico (dirt roads and horses and chickens). We live in a very Mexican neighborhood and have chosen to do most of our shopping at the local shops and stands – the fruit store and the fish store and the many taco stands and street restaurants. And on Sunday it’s the tianguis in the dry river bed. Blocks and blocks of tables set up to sell produce and clothes and toys and tools and electronics and miscellaneous junk. New stuff and used stuff. This is where we go to buy our fruit and vegetables each week – giant bags of bananas and pineapples and avocados and even eggs that add up to $10 or $15. Enough for the entire week.
I thought you might like to see some of the sights we see each week and to watch the video of us driving through the neighborhood on our way home from the market in our little blue golf cart. It’s long – 5 minutes – and it’s bumpy, but it shows exactly where … and how… we live.
Now, jump in the golf cart with us….
This is certainly not the life I expected to live here – but it’s the life we love! Thanks for joining us on the ride.
I agree. The colors and flavour of everything is so delicious. It’s like your taste buds get woken up. 😄.