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... to expect and I had such great memories I kind of wanted to keep them pure, under glass and undisturbed by anything new. Admittedly, not everything that went down in SLP my first time there was great but even those few incidents can now be looked back at with a laugh and they do make for good storytelling.
I needn't have worried. Carlos, his friends (many with children now), his sister Lili, her husband (and now ...
Thanks to everyone who has been following me on this journey and especially those with kind words after the last two posts. It helped me feel a little better.
I am fortunate to have four places in this world that feel like home and I am in one of them now, the city of San Luis Potosi. When I travelled around Mexico and Central America over 15 years ago, I met a wonderful person named Angélica. Through her I met ...
... The wind was fierce, it was raining hard and I was about to ride some really tough, dangerous roads. I knocked the kickstand up and tentatively rode into the storm.
Five minutes into the ride my fear was gone. The canyons, for all its dangers, shielded the worst of the winds and the rain was manageable. The drive back to Creel was beautifully uneventful. It was fitting though that just as I arrived in Creel, wet, cold and shivering, but ecstatic, whooping and fist pumping ...
... service is good and supplies are plentiful. Actually, they are franchises so they compete against each other along the road. Any place with a little innovation draws more business. One stop had a restaurant serving goat meat.
As one drives along, one has to decide if a road sign means what it says, or not. Coming from the North, I started off obeying them. But gradually the fear of exceeding the 80 kph speed limit wore off, as I was the ...
... is very apparent as you approach the town, but even from the center of the picturesque setting, gazing out over the 17th century church and historical houses, the backdrop, or view of the mountains above the town, is one of total environmental degradation. Entire hills and mountain sides dug up. Open pit mining.
The local Mayor, after opposing the project, was assassinated.
I left the area with a new awareness of corruption in Mexico. People complain of corruption ...
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