We had a slow start this morning but had a great breakfast of Tamales estilo Oaxaca (cilantro tamales with cheese and plantains) and 3 lattes. We walked into town and bought tickets to a performance of Kenetic dance for Tuesday evening. Mama was insistent that we follow her to something called the Callejon de Besos (Alley of Kisses). In a tiny, narrow alleyway there are two balconies 67cm (2ft) apart that were home to two lovers. The story goes something like Romeo and Juliet, two lovers that werent allowed to be together but bc of their love if you kiss on the third, red step you avoid 7 years of bad luck. Success!!!
Nevins special day is tomorrow so we went in search of cupcakes and birthday candles. This proved to be more work than expected. We ended up with a doughnut and a candle. Close enough.
Observations: Nevins pronunciation of Spanish flawless. James, the Airbnb owner, is from Dallas and has lived here for 9 years and sounds like a Tex Mex truck driver 'Dondeee el banyo poor favor'. nevin on the other hand is perfect and fearless, when i tell him to ask the waiter for the check he nails it after hearing it once. 'la cuenta por favor' (the check please). then returns with "he said 'un shot de cafe or dos'" in perfect recitation. smart kid.