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... s devastating Hurricane Manuel, so tourism (the main industry) has hit an all-time low. The lack of other foreign tourists in the area made us easy targets for determined salespeople and long stares. We didn't feel safe walking around at night, nor comfortable laying on the beach (though we did stumble upon an awesome veggie restaurant). We paid upfront for three nights' stay at our hotel and left after ...
Perched high in the mountainous region of Guerrero, 6,000 feet above sea level is the colonial town of Taxco de Alarcon. Cathedral Santa Prisca y San Sebastian, as all concentric cities, is in the center of town surrounded by a sea of Spanish-style red tiled homes. The streets are very narrow, lacking sidewalks, and ascend and descend quicker than you can hear Herbie revving around the corner.
Despite the notoriety of ...
... s are referred to by the locals as "the pioneers". Alamos has approximately 300 U.S. citizens who own homes in the town and spend their winters there.
Mexican Independence Day is September 16th and each city or town that we visited was in preparation by decorating with banners, flags and other patriotic items and Alamos was no different.
Our local guide had arranged for us to visit a Mayan woman in her home who makes pottery. She has her own ...
... police are nowhere near as crafty or covert as the California highway patrol I grew up with. With some good tunes cranking out the speakers, I was flying.
I did learn a few things about the roads here. Mexico loves speed bumps. LOVES them. They come in all heights, widths, sizes and angles. Some are brightly painted and signposted, others are like little road ninjas trying to assassinate your axles. Maybe ...
... be simple compared to what we had to do.
Because by now the grader's working right in front of us so we can't get out on to the road. We have to drive up the block on. the. sidewalk.
Picture a 25´ motorhome driving on the sidewalk --and this between a steel sign that's anchored into the cement and the abrupt drop-off.
But we do have a happy, smiling Mexican easing us along--a little more left, more, more left, he motions. More?
We go more left and ...