Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart. Author unknown
Catching up Part Two
We finally got settled into our apartment in Melaque. Unpacking what we needed here and leaving the rest to be taken to San Luis Potosi (SLP). It was hot and humid, but little did we know that it was going to get worse.
Our friends came for a two-week stay. We didn’t do a lot because of the heat. We spent an hour or more in the pool, which was not that refreshing. Frankly, it felt like bath water. The ocean wasn’t much better, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius.
Walking around was not comfortable. So, we spent time in the pool, in our air-conditioned apartments, going out only to eat. One of the restaurants we chose was Kraken—excellent food and service.
Mango margarita. Yummy
Our friends left after a week because it was not much of a holiday for them. We didn’t blame them. We only wished we were going with them.
CUZALAPA COFFEE PLANTATION – COLOUR OF THE EARTH
We booked the tour with Flip Flop Tours https://flipflopnomads.com/ Dan, the owner of Flip Flop Tours, is an awesome guide. The trip to the plantation is about an hour or two. Dan talks about the vegetation, local history, and background of the names of the towns we travelled through. He answered all questions. It was so informative and interesting. The time flew by.
I have been to this plantation many times. Dan and I thought at least 6 or 7 times. Always interesting and always new things to learn and discover. Check out my post on the plantation.
Rosy, the head of the co-op, remembered me! There were a few changes which was nice to see the progress that has been made. The number of products that they sell from the surrounding communities has increased. This was good to see; as you know, it is helping not just the coffee plantation but also the communities.
We had planned a trip to the coffee plantation in Cuzalapa. We decided to go anyway. There were a few more friends that came along.
Please note the horsetail for sale. Apparently, it is brewed as a tea and is good for a lot of things, including digestive problems. I spent a huge amount of time trying to get that weed out of my garden!
A clay oven used by the owner.
This little guy came running out of his house when he saw us. He grabbed a broom because that was what the guide was using, and this little pretended he was the guide. He would find fallen fruit and share it with us. So cute.
Our landlords’ son had his 3rd birthday party on the road outside of the apartment. In Mexico, it is common to see celebrations on the street.
I am not sure what they used for the pinatas, but they were tough. As you can see from the videos, even the adults had problems.
Yes, those are dark clouds, you see. Just as the food was being served, the sky opened up. There was a big scramble to get inside. Within minutes the dirt road was a mud puddle.
Last Friday, we applied for our 3-year temporary residency and got it! All we have to do now is wait for the cards to arrive, which, with any luck, with be in a week. If not, then two weeks. As soon as we get the cards, we will make travel arrangements to go to SLP.
In the meantime, this week, we will apply for our drivers’ licence. I will let you know how that process went.