Making transition from living in Mexico to Canda..

Trip Start Dec 04, 2012
Trip End Dec 31, 2017

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Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mis Estimados, Compadres,
Amigos, Amigas, Compañeros y Compañeras:

Now. Here. This . Ahora. Aquí. Esta.

I am making the transition from living in Mexico
to living in Canada (Ottawa) - just visiting Canada......

I wake-up now to the sounds of power lawn mowers in Canada
instead of waking up in Mexico to barking dogs and exploding fireworks..

In Mexico, I was living in a desert that very rarely rains and is warm or hot and sunny...
It has been raining every day since I have got back to Ottawa.
Instead of the warm, hot sunny weather of Mexico,
it has been the cold, wet rainy weather of Ottawa...
So instead of wearing short sleeved shirts, shorts and sandals
- I am now wearing long sleeved shirts, jeans, boots and a jacket...

I am adjusting to the higher prices of Ottawa
- it is harder to adjust to higher prices than it is to adjust to lower prices
- or conversely, it is easier to adjust to lower prices than it is to adjust to higher prices...

Things have changed in Ottawa since I was here last...
I buy something for 98 cents - give them a loonie and wait for my change
- there is no change - no more many pennies and cents...
What am I going to do with all of those pennies that I have been saving for years?????

The Sun Newspaper seemed to be a lot thinner
- I think that it was just thinner for that particular day 
- although I doubt very much if there will be a Sun Newspaper in Ottawa in 5 years...

Some pictures of some of the houses in my neighbourhood in San Miguel:
If you like pink or loud, bright, strong colours its really great.... 

Volkswagen "Thing" - barebones, cheap Volkswagen from the 1960's and 1970's.
Dull, no gloss paint job - plain steel panel for the dash board - flat, sheet steel body construction
- no curves or neat, nice contours.... vinyl upholstery - nothing in the interior
that can be damaged by rain or the weather elements....

There is a Canadian myth that Mexicans are poor and live in hovels - here is some pictures of some of the houses that Mexicans live in - the pictures do not do the houses justice - they are very palatial, like palaces..... Street level houses are often built like a fort - no windows and slit openings for rifles to be fired from -  

Adios Mis Compadres
y Mis Amigos, Amigas, Compañeros y Compañeras,
Senor Mexico Dave 


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