Monday, March 26, 2012
Baja del Norte, Mexico
The beaches up by Ensenada are smooth, clean and sandy. Farther south, by San Antonio del Mar, very pebbly. Too pebbly to sleep on. That's why we stayed in a little hotel in San Quintin.
nopales. I have eaten lentil soup with nopales, in Salt Lake.
horchata, which is...um...well... rice water. Cinnamon rice water. If rice pudding were a cold, refreshing drink, that would be horchata. I looooooove it, and this guy's horchata was the best!
mercados, though. This one in El Rosario was put on by the local for the locals, so I knew it would be authentic. Beware getting too many ideas about authenticity, though. Up in the tourist zone, the mercados were full of garish, ticky-tacky pseudo-Mexi souvenirs. Out of the tourist zone, this mercado was all second hand stuff that had been bought at yard sales and in thrift stores in the USA and hauled down here for resale. Check out the resourceful use of that walker.
tamales that we ate at a roadside stand in Maneadero. Ceviche to die for in a sit-down restaurant in San Quintin. And lots of roadside taco stands like this one in El Rosario.
horchata mean that I drank the water?? I never worried though, that I was going to be killed.