MORE ON MELAQUE AND MEXICO

Trip Start Feb 19, 2007
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT I LIKE ABOUT MEXICO:

1. I LIKE THE MUSIC IN MEXICO  -  IT HAS A SOFTER SOUND.

2. THE SUN LOOKS DIFFERENT IN MEXICO - IN OTTAWA THE SUN IS A VERY DISTINCT RED/YELLOWISH DISK  -  IN MEXICO THE SUN SEEMS TO HAVE A RATHER LARGE HALO OF YELLOW LIGHT AROUND IT - I DO NOT KNOW WHY THAT IS

3. MEXICANS SEEM TO LIKE BRIGHT COLOURS, AND PASTEL COLOURS. BRIGHT YELLOW HOUSES AND BUILDINGS WITH A BRIGHT BLUE TRIM ARE COMMON - BUT ALL OF THEIR COLOURS TEND TO BE VERY BRIGHT LIKE GREEN, ORANGE, PURPLE, ETC.

4. THERE ARE A LOT OF VERY BRIGHT FLOWERS HERE - VERY BRIGHT RED FLOWERS, BRIGHT CRIMSON, BRIGHT YELLOW, BRIGHT PURPLE

5. AND THE BLUE SEA AGAINST THE BRIGHT BLUE SKY WITH A VERY BRIGHT SUN SHINING DOWN IS A VERY PLEASANT SIGHT.

A LOT OF BUSINESSES, LIKE RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS FOR LENT, AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES, LIKE RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS BECAUSE THEY WORKED SO HARD ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THEY FEEL THAT THEY NEED A DAY OFF ON MONDAY. AND NOW I AM FINDING OUT THAT A LOT OF BUSINESSES, LIKE RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED FROM 2:00pm to 5:00pm FOR THEIR LUNCH BREAK. IN ALL FAIRNESS THEY DO STAY OPEN UNTIL 9:00/10:00/11:00pm OŽCLOCK. HOWEVER, QUITE OFTEN I WOULD LIKE AN ICE COLD COCA-COLA OR ICE CREAM CONE AT 2:00 or 3:00 or 4:00 IN THE AFTERNOON, THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY, AND I CANNOT GET ONE BECAUSE ALL OF THE PLACES ARE CLOSED. LIFE IS A LIVING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!     - LIKE WHEN YOU CANNOT GET AN ICE COLD COCA COLA OR ICE CREAM CONE WHEN YOU WANT ONE  -  AND THOSE PEOPLE IN AFRICA AND ASIA THINK THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS  -  OŽBOY, IF THEY ONLY KNEW.   

BEACHCOMBERS ARE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THEIR LIVING COMBING THE SAND LOOKING FOR MONEY, JEWELERY AND OTHER VALUABLES THAT HAVE BEEN LOST. THEY ARE LIKE STREET PEOPLE EXCEPT THAT THEY LIVE ON THE BEACHES INSTEAD OF THE STREETS. I THOUGHT THAT BEACHCOMBERS WOULD BE PASSE NOW, THAT THEY WOULD MAKE THEIR LIVING FROM DEALING IN DRUGS, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT - BUT NO, THERE ARE STILL BEACHCOMBERS - BUT NOW THEY SEEM TO MAKE THEIR MONEY BY GOING DOWN THE BEACH COLLECTING POP CANS THAT THEY CAN GET A DEPOSIT FOR  - SO THE BEACHCOMBERS HAVE BECOME FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, WORKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND THE GOOD OF All......

I LIKE THE RELAXED, CASUAL, MOOD HERE IN MEXICO - NOW I REALIZE THAT THE REASON FOR THE RELAXED, CASUAL MOOD HERE IS THAT NO BODY THAT I AM IN CONTACT WITH ACTUALLY DOES ANY WORK. THEY ARE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE ON A PERMANENT HOLIDAY LIKE ME, FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE....THEY ARE ALL PEOPLE LIKE ME, WITH NO VISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT.
THE GOVERNMENT DEPOSITS MONEY INTO MY BANK ACCOUNT EVERY MONTH NO MATTER WHERE I AM AND NO MATTER WHAT I AM DOING, AND THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP DOING THAT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
SO MY MEANS OF SUPPORT ARE NOT ALL THAT VISIBLE - JUST MONEY BEING DEPOSITED TO MY BANK ACCOUNT EVERY MONTH.
NO WONDER PEOPLE HERE ARE SO RELAXED AND LAID BACK, THEY DONŽT WORK AND DONŽT HAVE TO WORK.

I HAVE ALSO REALIZED WHY EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD HERE IN MEXICO.. IT IS IN PART BECAUSE I AM WEARING ROSE COLOURED SUN GLASSES. EVERTHING LOOKS BETTER WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH ROSE COLOURED SUN GLASSES
ALL OF THE COLOURS LOOK BRIGHTER, REDS LOOK REDDER, GREENS LOOK GREENER, BLUES LOOK BLUER, PEOPLE ALL HAVE THESE GORGEOUS TANS  - IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF A LET DOWN SOMETIMES WHEN I TAKE OFf MY ROSE COLORED SUN GLASSES.

NOT ONLY IS THERE DOGS AND CATS RUNNING AROUND HERE EVERYWHERE, THERE IS ALSO MILLIONS OF LITTLE MEXICAN KIDS RUNNING AROUND HERE EVERYWHERE ALL OF THE TIME  -  THEY DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO WALK. THE MEXICANS SURE DO SEEM TO LOVE THEIR KIDS.
AND THERE SURE IS GOING TO BE A LOT MORE MEXICANS AROUND IN THE YEARS TO COME.
THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE MEXICAN POPULATION ARE DEFINITELY DIFFERENT THEN THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE CANADIAN POPULATION. THERE ARE AWAY MORE KIDS IN MEXICO, AND THERE IS AWAY MORE YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE AND AWAY MORE TEENAGERS.

LIVING IN MEXICO IS DIFFERENT FROM HAVING A VACATION IN MEXICO.
I AM LIVING IN MEXICO  -  WHEN I HAVE VACATIONED IN MEXICO, EVERYTHING WAS DONE FOR ME AND I WAS TAKEN CARE OF - IN A TOURIST, VACATION RESORT.
LIVING IN MEXICO TAKES A LOT OF ORIENTATION TO LIFE HERE.  LIKE WHAT TO EAT, WHERE TO GO TO GET IT AND HOW TO FIND IT. NOT AS SIMPLE AS IT MAY SOUND. LATELY I HAVE TAKEN TO BUYING A LOT OF FRUIT IN THE MARKETS, LIKE ORANGES, PLUMS, GRAPES AND GRAPEFRUITS - THE ORANGES HERE ARE DELICIOUS.  THE GRAPES ARE VERY SWEET, MAYBE EVEN TOO SWEET.  MEXICANS SURE LIKE TO HAVE SUGAR IN AND ON, ALL OF THEIR FOOD. IT DOES TAKE A WHILE TO ADJUST TO A DIFFERENT DIET OF FOOD. TRUCKS COME AROUND TO THE DIFFERENT PLACES, HOTELS, HOUSES, ETC., WITH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FOR SALE - THAT IS SORT OF CONVENIENT.
FINDING OUT WHERE TO GET A CHOCOLATE BAR IS A CHALLENGE, BECAUSE OF THE HEAT VERY FEW PLACES HAVE CHOCOLATE BARS, AND WHEN THEY DO, THEY KEEP THEM N THE COOLER. WHERE TO FIND THE CHOCOLATE BARS THAT I WANT IS THE NEXT CHALLENGE, AND THE NEXT CHALLENGE IS TO FIND WHERE THE CHEAPEST CHOCOLATE BARS ARE  -  PRICES CAN AND DO VARY OVER A WIDE RANGE.....  AS YOU CAN SEE, I LIKE MY CHOCOLATE BARS.
WHERE TO STAY AND WHERE TO GO ARE OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE TO BE FIGURED OUT. FORTUNATELY FOR ME, MY TRAVELLING COMPANION, JOHN VALIANT, IS A SEASONED TRAVELLER IN MEXICO. AND DOES KNOW A LOT OF THE PLACES. ALTHOUGH THINGS ARE CHANGING IN MEXICO.
NEXT TIME I AM DOWN IN MEXICO I AM SURE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO FIND MY WAY AROUND A LOT BETTER. THERE IS A LEARNING CURVE.


THAT IS ALL FOR NOW
VIVA LA MEXICO
MEXICO DAVE












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