Marvelous Mexico City: Celebratory Cocktails and Complimentary Chapulines

Today we had a reason to celebrate. We have completed week 3 of CELTA! Only one more week to go.

I also delivered a 60 minute lesson today that went very well. ūüėÄ I brought in a news article published by the New York Times regarding illegal immigration of minors from Central America to the United States.¬†I¬†taught new vocabulary like¬†released, vetted and outlandish to prep them for the article. After they read and understood the piece, we¬†conducted a debate on the topic. I assigned one group in favor and one against illegal immigration of minors. The¬†students had very passionate opinions¬†and they all made valid arguments. ¬†It was great to see them challenge themselves linguistically too.

After class I went with two guys in my group to a bar called Jochos y Litros for a celebratory cocktail. The name means hot dogs and liters in English. It was a very strange hole-in-the-wall, but the bar played great music and they also had hookah.

I tried a michelada, which was a combination of Clamato juice, beer, lime, Worcestershire and hot sauce.micheladaI’m sure you’ve heard of complimentary peanuts at a bar, but we had something a little more obscure.imagesThese are¬†chapulines or fried grasshoppers. These were natural with a smokey taste, but they can also be flavored with chile and lime or garlic.

You should have seen my face when I crunched down on one of these guys! Yuck!

It’s commonly served¬†inside tacos or with guacamole and I MIGHT try that, but¬†I don’t think I would eat it by itself again. I read that their very nutritious and high in protein. I just need something to mask the buggy taste! HAH.

Well, I have lots of exploring to do tomorrow. Need to get to bed. Night. ūüôā

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