Someday 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
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.
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. Signing off KO 1 26 15