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Memory lane; attn. Rob Whitehead

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, December 01, 2018, 18:41 (8 days ago) @ Anthony Cossette

I also was a gringo denizen of Zihuat, having lived there the winter of '74-'75 and '75-'76. I lived in a palapa at Mahajua and later in the home of Ascension Mercado. I have been thinking of returning for a visit but I don't know how to contact any of the families I knew there as surely all the old timers are gone. It is difficult to get a sense of what it is like there now except for it being a typical tourist town so I would appreciate if you would help me with what it is like there and the possibility of finding the people and places I once knew. I have a photo album which may help but knowing that nostalgia isn't what it used to be, this urge may be without deeper merit. Thanks for whatever advice you may have. Tony

Hola y bienvenido, Tony. Gracias por tu comentario.

In my experience you will likely have little difficulty finding the families of the people you were friends with. If you ask around in the tienditas of the neighborhoods where they lived you will likely quickly either find them or folks who know them. The waterfront and the zócalo are also good places to ask around about old acquaintances. For those of us who are part of the old families, Zihuatanejo still seems like a small place where most of us know each other. Most of the newcomers occupy the hillsides, but the older families mostly still occupy the same lands they occupied 40 years ago.

Come on down and head on over to the Café Marina next to the zócalo and hang out a while and see if you spot anyone you remember. It's as good a starting place as any to begin reacquainting yourself with Zihuatanejo.

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