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Something About Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 02, 2017, 13:58 (77 days ago)

As my longtime readers know, for about a decade or so I've been blaming the all-included hotels in Ixtapa's Zona Hotelera I for the decline in sales in the shopping centers and restaurants in Ixtapa, which also affects to a degree the shops and restaurants in Zihuatanejo. For most of this time I've been a lone voice in the wilderness. But this year particularly it has finally become the common consensus of most locals who understand our local tourism industry and who are paying attention, including hotel operators, shop owners and restaurant owners. More and more folks are finally calling for our municipal Tourism office to do something about the problem. I've got several ideas how to deal with the Ixtapa hotels, but so far no one's asking me for my opinion. Unfortunately during the current municipal administration it seems like the Tourism office has been woefully inept if not absent altogether from their duties. They've certainly made no positive contribution to our local tourism industry that I've noticed. But the fact that this is now widely recognized as a problem hopefully means there will be a movement to fix the problem. I certainly can't do it all by myself, but I've got some influential and extremely intelligent friends who can pitch in, and there are numerous folks in our business community also ready to take up the torch and take matters into their own hands due to the utter incompetence of the folks on the public payroll who are supposed to look after such things.

With the arrival of August it's time to start getting ready for increased tropical storm and hurricane activity that peaks in September. Yesterday morning we had a substantial downpour that surely got everyone's attention and sent folks running for cover. Fortunately it blew past and the sun came back out and our visitors got to spend some quality time at the beach.

Early yesterday evening as the sun was setting there were still families of tourists enjoying themselves on our Playa Principal.
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Early this morning for about 10 minutes or so there was this awesome red and yellow glow along our eastern horizon. Lots of folks were on the beach snapping photos of it.
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In spite of some thunderstorms passing by mostly offshore during the evening, local fishermen still worked through the night to bring home their daily sustenance.
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I never tire of the myriad of painted morning skies Mother Nature regales us with.
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Mi media naranja. Mi musa. Mi sirena dorada. Mi gran compañera. Mi santa mujer.
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