Xilitla among other places
02.02.2015 72 °F
I wonder how many hours I have spent in workshops having people talk at me for hours. When I grow up, I will never go to another meeting again. I think the reason that teachers are required to go to so many meetings is to remind us what NOT to do to our students.
I returned to a brief winter in Tampico. It rained for two weeks, but I have been to Xilitla and I found a beautiful lake/pond and beach 30 minutes from my apartment in Tampico. The safety of driving in this state is still mixed. Most of the locals I know do not travel, or if they do, they do it in a big caravan, which we did part way to Xilitla.
This is the the beach in Tampico Alto, where I had my first spit in the napkin meal. This was an easy day trip. We drove south to Tampico, Alto and banked east to La Ribera. There we took an unintentional boat trip around the lagoon and saw ibis, heron, pelicans and many more. We returned to the doc for lunch. Since we were so close to the sea they sported a lot of fishy options for which neither David nor I had the stomach. Scouring the menu, I found hueva. Thinking this was the feminine for huevo we ordered it, dodging the fish factor. When it arrived, it looked questionable, but I convinced my American mind that it was huevos rancheros and took a bite. That bite I swallowed, and my stomach churns as I write this. I tried another bite, just to make sure that it was not huevos and sure enough the flavor was a combination of fish and rotten milk. That was when the napkin came in handy. David did not bother to try. When I returned to school to questions the students and staff about my mistake some responded with delight and others laughed depending on their palettes. There is no feminine form of HUEVOs, which I think I knew. Hueva means two things. Hueva alone is an insult, and should never be used when describing someone. Essentially, it means lazy. Hueva de pescados is fish eggs and it looks like this.