Thursday, February 5, 2009

Estamos en Mexico!!

Hola! We are currently in Puerto Escondido, Mexico and have such a rich journey in such a short time. We arrived in Mexico City after a very smooth trip and took a taxi to our friend´s home there, who is from Mex City. Mexico City is the 2nd largest city in the world at 18 million people!! I am glad I am not all raw right now because the pollution is intense! Our friends would tell us, It is not cloudy today-that is all pollution!! On the other hand, it is a magical place. They had a little fiesta at their home that night and everyone just loves to chat, share food, and most of all, DANCE! Wherever we go in Mexico, eeveryone is dancing, especially at restaurants-what a great way to digest our food...with fun, laughter and movement!

The next evening we were fortunate enough to dine at Las Delicias-an amazing traditional restaurant with lots of entertainment! Typically, lunch is the main meal, so the day will start with fresh squeezed orange juice and a banana, then play all day until you are ravenous for a late lunch. The late lunch lasts for hours and is rarely quiet when the food comes. Everyone is eating, dancing, chatting, drinking, rather than the silent scarfing that sometimes takes place in our culture. There was live music and dancing and although we knew the family friend we were with was kind of famous there, we didn´t realize that the band that played for the restaurant all night would surround our table for hours, singing without microphones because their strong voices sang with such passion and emotion. By the end of it all, we were there for about 11 hours!!!! I was able to find a traditional dish full of a kind of greens I had never tried-delish!

Here in Puerto-on the beach- fresh juices abound! I just had an El Verde which was alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, parsley and pineapple-wow! We took a very hot and long walking journey to the market yesterday and bought some gorgeous pineapple, papaya, amazing little bananas, limes, red bell pepper, tomatoes, avocado, etc and are making yummy breakfasts and snacks where we are staying. We enjoyed a gorgeous moonlit walk on the beach last night, stretching and breathing in the warm ocean breeze.

Now it is time to enjoy this lovely place while I am here! XOXO


Anonymous said...

Why are you worried about being all raw with a lot of pollution? I can think of a couple reasons, but I am not completely sure of the one you intend.

I LOVE DANCING TOO!! In fact, I am taking a Theatre Dance class at the University of Arizona (yes, I'm a college kid ;), and I love it!! We just learned a part of a routine from Hairspray and it is beyond awesome.--If you've seen the movie or the musical, I hope you can imagine the funky knee-knockin moves and crazy arms-- Yup, it's super fun.

Wow. Eleven hours!!?? You've got some major stamina.

Also, I am soooo jealous of your fresh Mexico City produce!!! I can get some pretty good stuff at my Co-Op, but what I wouldn't give for some fresh, off the plant produce! I certainly miss the tropical goodness of summer (pineapple, papaya). I can't wait for summer =) Oh, the juice sounds heavenly too. It sounds like you are enjoying your trip immensely. Hope the rest of your trip is as enchanting!


Raw in Montana! said...

The reason I was intending was that one can become much more sensitive to pollution and toxins the cleaner the body gets. Raw foodie Matt Monarch talks a lot about this concept.
How cool you are in Tucson. I come a few times a year to visit my family-I was born and raised there. I love taking Guru Ravi's Kundalini Yoga at Anjali and any class at Yoga Oasis. Snatam Kaur is going to have an amazing concert at Anjali on March 25th. Also, some of the best bananas ever are the fair trade bananas at the Coop on 4th. Enjoy your dance and deep juiciness of your life!! xoxo, Kelly