Relaxing and making new friends (Cabo San Lucas)

We loved staying at our friends apartment. It was a break from our motorcycle adventure, that made it possible to call our family back in Denmark. The internet was so good, that we could Skype with video to our family. It was great to see them, but also hard. I don’t miss Denmark, but I do miss meeting up with friends and family for a coffee or dinner. It was both hard and amazing to see my two nephews, the youngest one is just 4 months old, and it is amazing how much he has grown since I last saw him (2½ month ago). It also make me think how much I appreciate and love my family – just remember to tell them how much you love them.

In the one of the earlier posts we have talked about going to fast. It takes a toll on you when you see new things everyday, meet new people everyday and have to learn a new language. So we took a few days of, and just enjoyed life by spending time at the pools at the resort.

Trying out the Sky pool and bar – Yeah the bar was in the pool!

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Spending more time at the club house pool, which is a lot more private = nice and quiet, perfect for finishing my book

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Enjoying the sunset at the “Sky Pool”

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Relaxing is one thing, but the apartment had a fully equipped kitchen, so we enjoyed coffee in the morning and cooking with fresh food in the evening. Breakfast (left picture): scrambled eggs with Mexican cheese, nopales cactus and cilantro on top serve with a tortilla on the side. Dinner (right picture) Fish burger with fresh mackerel bought at the local harbor and buns from a local bakery.

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Homemade fish burrito – the tortilla was so big, that we shared it.

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Our friend Kitty, who we visited in Lake Forest (south of Los Angeles) has family in Cabo San Lucas. We have been in contact with them over What’s app, and they told us that we could meet them at the restaurant Fishermans Landing at the marina.

From the left: Esben, me (Camilla), Yoly (Gaston’s wife), their daughter and Gaston (Kitty’s uncle)

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It turned out that Gaston was the owner of the restaurant – the seafood was great, and they “forced” me to eat clam ceviche (raw clam). Yoly told us that sometimes, you can still see the clam move when it’s served. The left picture: a fish burrito with catch of the day.

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Maybe I don’t look that happy on the clam picture – but the clam was really fresh and I did like the taste of it – and add a little bit of hot sauce and lime it is delicious. The next day Gaston showed us around town – first visiting the marina. Cabo San Luca is a tourist place – it is too touristy for our taste and everything is expensive. In the right picture the tourist are going on a pirate trip.

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Meeting to local animals – they were so use to people, that Esben could hand feed the sea loin

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Buying fresh fish from the local fishermen – it’s a big mackerel, the one that was in our fish burger and fish burrito

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Gaston also took us to the more local part of town – where we visited a local bakery.

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Right out the oven and into my bag – 3 pesos a piece, which is 1.0 DKK or 0.15 USD. I do admit that there was absolutely no dietary fiber in those buns. BUT… they were so soft and tasteful. So perfect for our homemade fish burger. By the way… there was only white bread.

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Gaston invited us to his home in a nice local neighborhood. In pictures shows the view from the house. In the right picture you see “The arch of Cabo San Lucas”, which is a distinctive rock formation at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. It is here that the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. We only saw it from here, if you want to get closer you have to get on a boat.

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We also tried some of the local cuisine – first we got the “Pink taco” experience. The taco was not bad, but for us it didn’t have anything to do with a Mexican taco. It was more Taco Bell (from United States) meeting Mexico. It just told us how touristy Cabo San Lucas is.

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On our way back we drove through the local neighborhood and stopped at a local place called “Mexico Megico”. The man you see on the picture is the owner of the restaurant. To our surprise his English was really good, and he told us his story. 25 years ago he traveled to the United States, and he like the country so he decided to make a way of living there. For more than 20 years he was been working and running a restaurant in the United States paid his tax and raised his kids. On day he got pulled over by a policeman, because he was speeding, and the policeman found out that he was an illegal immigrant and he got deported from the country. He is not allowed to come back – what can we learn… always get the paperwork done.

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We tried a local dish called “Pozole” with chicken (in Spanish: “Pollo”). Would we buy it again? YES!

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In Mexico everything is on “Mexico-time”, which is really hard to get used to. We are really trying to get used to “Mexico-time” where things just don’t happen, when you have planned. A lot of times you just have to wait.

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