BUYING FISH AT EL MERCADO

Whole mahi mahiSomeday I will try buying  fish directly from  the fishermen, but for now my language, and  the required bartering skills aren’t aren’t  there yet. I do good just dealing  in El Mercado.  Within el mercado there is a meat market, a chicken market, and a huge fish  market, each with many individual proprietors. I

Filleting the fish
Filleting the fish

return to the same stall I have used before as she is helpful  and friendly, even though she speaks no English. We establish that I  want Mahi mahi, even though there is mahi mahi on display, she calls out to her helper who produces a whole fish I’m sure was still swimming a couple of hours ago..

I watch as she skill full removes the  head and tail, divides  him in half, removes the bone and whats left of the  bloodline, and skins him.  A few short   minutes  later I’m  showing her how big  of a piece I want, and  I m out the door with enough fish for 2 meals, for 85 pesos.

Before
Before
after
after

 

 

 

The workmen are coming along nicely with the project across the street, they have been putting on tiles all day.  They start by carrying them in bundles from the street corner to the work site, then carrying them up the ladder and then individually placing each one.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Signing off KO 1 26 15

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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