A coconut treat on the street – Mexico

Chop off the top. Pour the coconut water into a plastic bag for the buyer to drink.

Scoop out the coconut.

Sprinkle on some chili,

And a squirt of lime.

Enjoy!

 

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The Munchkin’s school yard (in Mexico)

The Munchkin is attending Escuela del Mundo in San Pancho – a small town on the Mexican coast. Here’s a glimpse of her school yard.

“Look, Grandma, it’s made of all natural stuff.

Add a bit of recycling.

 

Dogs, cats, chickens, and a pig. Don’t worry, they only serve vegetarian meals.

The next door neighbour.

Check them out on Facebook – Escuela del mundo

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Mexico – more than a beach

A short drive inland from the beach brings you to lush mountainous terrain with rolling valleys.

 

No pictures of the valleys as we missed the “view point.”

But, here are a couple of pictures of Compostela, the capital of the municipality. It’s the churches that always grab our attention.

 

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The Munchkin goes to school in Mexico

We’re in small town Mexico for a month over Christmas holidays and the Munchkin has a chance to go to school for a couple of hours one morning with her best friend. This is one of the schools she has gone to with her mother to talk about pet care and to explain about the free spaying and neutering clinics offered twice a year.

Today, she’ll just be another student in her friend’s classroom.

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The school isn’t fancy, but the rooms do have air conditioning. The playground, as you can see, is cement. At recess the kids improvise a soccer game using a small plastic cube for a ball.

The cafeteria, manned by a couple of local women, offers (mostly) healthy food at a nominal price.

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Yes, we tried some and, yes, they did taste like cucumber–with a dash of chili.

Only in Mexico - cucumber candy

Ingredients:

corn syrup, sugar, water, gelatin, citric acid, modified startch, natural flavours, lactic glycerin, red, yellow, and blue food colouring.

Each package contains 3 grams of protein and 26 grams of sugar.

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