Mexico wasn't exotic by any stretch of anyone's imagination... mostly tourist trap things... the tequila tasting tour we took was fun and it made me appreciate different flavors and that it's a more complex liquor than I had previously thought. But the "feel free to tip me, as well as everyone around me" step away from begging quickly became annoying.
I understand it, mind you. The trip this week wasn't largely different from the trip I took to Acapulco when I was in college... over 30 years ago, if anyone is keeping count! But the separation between 'everyday' folk and the rich is even larger now than it was then. There is a minimal middle class, and the dependence on tourist dollars is kinda scary. You don't have to go far to understand the desire to try to come someplace where there is a chance at earning a decent living. </rant>
And then, of course, I catch a cold on day 5, and am still suffering with that... which is why I'm in the room and not in the hot tub! (Darn!) I'm hoping for some decent sleep tonight so traveling tomorrow is better than it would have been today. It would not have been pretty, being on a plane from LA to Buffalo with this cold... tomorrow won't be perfect, but I'm hoping to be over the worst of it.
So tomorrow will be mostly offline, traveling, but will be checking in on Monday and catching up with my flist.
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