At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Market day in Valle de Juarez

One of the things we love about this area is market day in the town of Valle de Juarez. Saturday is the day of the weekly tianguis market, and so Ruth and I did the two km walk into town to get our supply of fruits and veggies.

When we got to the market, we met Barb and Sal there.

Besides all of the other goods available, our favorite stall is the fruit and veggie stand owned by Martin. We've always gone to his stall when we've been in town over the years. He has thee freshest produce and the best prices!

We haven't been here for about two years, but sure enough Martin remembered us!

Ruth, picking out our produce.

There's Martin...giving us the cucumber thumbs up!

And there's our haul!

All of this, for a total of 100 pesos ($7.80 CAD, or $5.85 USD). No, I did not make a mistake!

Then Barb and Sal drove us up to Chema's restaurant for Saturday carnitas where we met Heinz and Ulli. Had lunch there and a couple of beers.

Barb and Sal headed home after that, and Heinz suggested we go for a drive. So we went about 20 kms to show us a water park that they had been to a previous year.

We might come back here on Tuesday. Adult admission for the day is 50 pesos ($3.90 CAD)

The kiddie splash area. Even for a Saturday, it wasn't very busy. I expect that Sunday's are the busiest day here.

Then back to Sherman, where we sat out and had an afternoon beer.

Kevin, Heinz, and Ulli.

Another great day in Mexico.

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17 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice day. Long trousers to me suggest maybe a bit on the cool side?

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    1. Perfect weather, about 24C (75F). This is a working class town and you won't see men wearing shorts. We try to fit in, even though we know that we stand out like a sore thumb anyhow.

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  2. Gotta love the Mexican markets, keep having fun.

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    1. We sure will miss these markets when we get back to Canada!

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  3. I am produce jealous, that same amount here right now would be about $20-$25 :( My farm market opens up in May though and then the local prices start to come down a bit as they grow everything right there.

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    1. We are really scared to see what the prices will be like back in Canada, definitely not looking forward to it!

      Nice that you will have a farmer's market that will be close by.

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  4. Wow , what a deal. For one watermellon at Costco yesterday was $6.00
    I love that water park. Can't believe the admission price.. I was thinking of going to the waterpark near Ajijic and skipped it as it was $12.00 admission and many people in town told me it wasn't that great.

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    1. We remember what the prices of the watermelon were last summer and couldn't believe that they could charge that much for them, we never bought one watermelon last summer! This one was only 20 pesos (about 85 cents).

      The park was really pretty but I think only one of the pools had natural thermal water in it, so the other ones were cooler but you certainly can't beat the price.

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  5. Do you see much organic produce?

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    1. No. You might see some advertised as such in the bigger grocery stores in the cities, and certainly in the gringo tourist areas of San Miguel de Allende and Ajijic. But the average Mexican town simply has regular produce. Not the fancy "organic" stuff.

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    2. Regular pesticide-laced produce, you mean.

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    3. Yep, the stuff regular people eat every day.

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  6. Love the produce (and prices) in Mexico. That is some fine looking broccoli! Can't do the iceberg lettuce, though -- blech. We found some nice organic greens in Playa that were pricier but worth it to us, especially given how much we saved on other things.

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    1. So do we and we are really going to miss it when we head north of the border! We like iceberg lettuce in our sandwiches and salads, especially if I mix it with a darker lettuce but being in the motorhome our fridge is only so big.

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  7. I like the looks of that water park ... I'd be in it!

    Nice haul at the market.

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    1. Unfortunately only one pool there has thermal water in it and all the others are much cooler because we are at a higher altitude. May is the month when the weather starts to get hot enough to warm the water and also hot enough outside to warrant going in the water. Having said that, the cooler water didn't stop the children from going in!

      We love this market, Martin always has a good selection of fruits and veggies.

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