In Search of America

Mexico Dia Dos

 
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Today started with a challenging, workout up on the roof. With traveling so much, it is nice to fit in some yoga or a workout a few times a week. 

Both of us were famished when we finished the exercise routine. We headed downstairs to cook up our breakfast tacos. Maybe it was how hungry I was, but they were some of the best breakfast tacos I have ever had. It could have also been the fresh blue corn tortillas from the street shop. Anything that comes in a tortilla is my favorite food, and these were no exception. Blue corn tortillas, fresh local avocado, and a scrambled egg for each tortilla. The only think it was missing was Siette’s habanero hot sauce. We devoured our breakfast in minutes.

After cleaning up and gathering our things, we headed to a coffee shop that was right around the corner. We each had a matcha latte and shared a piece of matcha almond bread. I sat down next to a lady who was designing pamphlets for a local art gallery. We started chatting about design. She was originally from Argentina and had moved here three years ago to work as a designer. She gave us some tips on what we should do during our stay here. We thanked her for her tips as we grabbed an Uber to the Museum of Anthropology.

This museum had come recommended by a few people. After checking in our backpacks, we checked out the first exhibit. It was an exhibit on the evolution of man and arrowheads. It was a lot of reading, but also super interesting to learn about the migration of man. 

The next exhibit was about pottery and ceramics. My eyes lit up as we walked through. It started by explaining how pottery came to be in Mexico and the evolution of it. 

“One is the traits that characterized the Preclassical Period was the establishment of pottery manufacturing as the principal handicraft in the life of these societies.

These groups dominated clay and made forms, without the help of mounds. They achieved a great variety of pot shapes and uses; also, they mastered many of the de...”

I thought it was absolutely fascinating to see how pottery started in Mexico. The forms and feet on some of the pots were what I found most inspiring. The tags on each part were in Spanish, so I didn’t get the story on them. I think that I was still able to appreciate them for their ability to create such beautiful hand built pottery. 

We only made it through about one-eighth of the museum before we were tired, hungry, and thirsty. We grabbed our bags and headed to grab an Uber. As we walked outside, it started to rain, so we sat in bookstore to hideout until our ride arrived. 

We decided upon Ojo de Agua for dinner. A fresh salad and juice was exactly what we were craving. Back home I eat loads of raw vegetables. It has been hard to find safe places to eat raw food. After we stumbled upon this place, and it had come recommended by a friend from the states, we decided it was probably safe to enjoy a big plate greens. 

Maybe it’s because I have been deprived of fresh vegetables, but it was the best salad I have had in a very long time. It was kale with a vinaigrette dressing, pears, raspberries, almonds, avocado, and hunks of goat cheese that had been rolled in charcoal. I got a fresh juice smoothie to enjoy with it. 

Both Coco and I were craving a good glass of red wine so after dinner we headed to find this store that Google said had wine. They didn’t. They had a huge array of mezcal and craft beers. We settled on two beers to share tomorrow and then sat down to taste a few types of mezcal. Most of the mezcal I didn’t recognize, but I saw two that we carry at Gather. They had one from that same mezcal farm that we don’t carry and kindly gave me a taste of it. It was good, but I preferred the other two. As we sipped on the mezcal, the owner handed us a chart with watercolor illustrations explaining each of the different agave plants that make mezcal.

After our mezcal, we adventured back into the rain. We found our way back without the help of Google Maps, and that felt nice. 

Tomorrow are going to check out the pyramids. 

Buenos Noches.

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