At la Barra, we got ourselves parked up beside Hermelindo and Sylvia's taqueria. Hermelindo is with the Mexican Ministerial Police and works in Oaxaca city, often for two weeks at a time, so Sylvia operates the taqueria restaurant to keep herself busy while he's gone.
Sherman, parked up in Barra de Colotepec.
In the afternoon, we went into Puerto Escondido with Mary and Nataly. We went to the market and bought new sandals...two pairs for Ruth, and one for me. We bought them from the same guy who sold me a pair over a year ago...at the same price...100 pesos ($8.00) per pair. These are good quality sandals, and the tag on them says a suggested retail price of $24.99 U.S.
Lindsey, Cameron, and Ruth having carnitas.
Cameron and Nataly were hungry so we stopped and had carnitas. Tortillas and 1/2 kg of shredded pork for 100 pesos ($8.00) was enough to feed us all and we ended up only making a salad for dinner later on.
Hermelindo had gone out in his car last night, and when he arrived back he called us outside.
Where he came up with all of these papayas, who knows? Anyhow, they set out to show us how to prepare papayas. Did you know that there is a special way...?
First, you make several shallow cuts in the papaya skin. Only into the skin, not deep enough to cut into the fruit. This allows the acid in the skin to drain out!
Then, you leave them to sit overnight.
Hopefully today we will find out what the fresh papaya tastes like!