Category Archives: Shopping

Do you really love Mexico?

Going to Petatlán will give you some answers to the question. Petatlán is equally as accessible to my village as Zijuatenejo. But being there is completely different experience from visiting the familiar tourist city. If you like to soak up the culture you … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Petatlán

Each year I make the trek to this classic Mexican town. You may get tired of me writing about it, but I don’t get tired of going there.   Since I need to pay the taxes on my property, I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Sometimes a window offers exactly what we need. Food for the soul or food for the table. In my little village it is common for a window to be cut into the front of the house in order to make … Continue reading

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Another Day in the Life

Life is muy tranquillo here and so there isn’t a lot of reporting for this blog. Okay then! I’ll just give you a random Saturday. A friend asked me to come to Zihua to visit and I decided that I … Continue reading

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Cheap Therapy

Today was my first time (this year) on the pasajera and chicken bus to Petatlán. And I traveled incognito: no floppy sun hat, no long-sleeved cotton shirt and no sunglasses. My disguise was inefficient.   Perhaps from a distance I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Saturday is a BIG Day!

Two parades in one day, Oh My! Well, that’s if you count the first one, which was really a political rally on the road.  Jorge, a man running for the Preliminary, gathered his followers for a Saturday morning showing of … Continue reading

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Supermercado de Calle

  At 7:00 a.m. it begins:  AGUA,  AGUA.  There are no honking horns so early, just the insistent call to buy water. This begins the parade of vendors that save the people in the village from walking more than a few steps … Continue reading

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Being Here

34 Hours later it’s still raining without a break. All of yesterday we gravitated to the front of the house.  From behind the curtain of rain separating our porch from the puddle called a street, we read and watched villagers … Continue reading

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Village Customs

Today I had TONS of kids at my drawing and reading class.  I positioned my chair by the ofrenda and had the big kids table at the other end of the porch with the little ones in between on the … Continue reading

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