Feliz Friday! We hope you all have had an amazing week so far. Here's what we have been up to!
THE BEST FOOD OF THE WEEK
Carne con chile, chilaquiles, and migas! Guess that restaurant...
River Cafe is a restaurant that we have really enjoyed in the past that we haven't made it back to in a long time for some reason. Located on the beautiful Rio Cuale, the setting is stunning. Although we have only been for breakfast, they do have a lunch and dinner menu as well.
I ordered the carne con Chile for $155 pesos (8 USD) and Hillary ordered the migas for $120 pesos (6 dollars). Though judging by the menu, I really don't think you could go wrong with any of the options! We will be frequenting River Cafe much more in the future. While it is a tad more expensive than some places like Fredy's Tucan or Café de Olla, the setting and quality of the food really makes it worth the extra money--and the river views are awesome! Address: Isla Rio Cuale 4, Zona Romántica, Puerto Vallarta
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK?
Greg-- Writing and reading.
What am I writing?
We are putting together a collection of some of the funniest, weirdest, strangest, or scariest things that have happened to us in Mexico both on and off camera. Having a fire in our apartment was one of the first stories we shared. You can check it out HERE.
What am I reading?
The last book that I finished is called "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard". Really interesting book! One of the many interesting takeaways I had is that you are more likely to do a certain activity or task in the future if you plan out exactly when and where you will do it.
For example, you are more likely to do your budget if you tell yourself "tomorrow at 6:00 am I am going to sit in the kitchen and do our budget before anybody else in the house can interrupt me" than if you just tell yourself "I'll do the budget tomorrow".
Hillary-- This week I finally mastered making moist baked chicken! I know I know, I'm a total loser. But before now, my baked chicken always turns out more like chicken jerky--unbearably dry! The secret trick: poke a bunch of holes in the raw chicken breasts and let marinate for several hours before baking. BOOM. DELISH. But then this week I also made homemade dill bread for the first time which turned out so so horrible we had to throw out the entire loaf. So if any of you have a good dill bread recipe, please send it over so I can redeem myself :)
SPANISH TIP OF THE WEEK
One of our biggest tips for learning Spanish is to watch TV shows or movies in Spanish. But what should you watch? Here are a few of our recommendations--
El Chavo del Ocho!
El Chavo was one of the most popular TV shows in all of Mexico. You can find many of the old episodes on YouTube. The only downside is that you can't turn on subtitles in Spanish.
Check it out!
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Newsflash...I don't know how to cook! But what I lack in skill I make up for in effort...right?
We will let you be the judge.
PLANS FOR NEXT WEEK
Why did we include a section about our future plans? We are the worst about making plans! If we have a trip booked a few days in advance we feel really proud of ourselves.
With that said, we do have a trip planned in two weeks that we are super excited about. So until then we are going to enjoy the beautiful weather in Puerto Vallarta. It has been borderline cold every morning so we are trying to soak up that feeling for as long as we can until the summer weather hits!
We hope you all have a great weekend!
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