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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, October 07, 2019, 12:04 (12 days ago) @ Curly!

The best tour is no tour ;-)

There were a lot of complaints phoned in to a local morning radio talk show about how the city authorities first scared the bejeezus out of visitors by picking them up at Puerto Mío and transporting them to the museum without explanation and without having English speakers tell them what was going on, so they arrived and immediately saw armed military men, further scaring the bejeezus out of some of them, so much so that more than a few asked to be returned to the ship. They also were bothered because their shore time is limited and the politicians took up over an hour of it. The ones who took the tour to La Chole probably had the best time. I didn't see many of them walking around town. Ixtapa merchants complained they didn't have any sales, but their stores are more geared towards folks staying in the Ixtapa hotels who no longer leave them to buy anything thanks to All-Inclusive packages.

I saw some propaganda the city's tourism office filmed of smiling tourists saying nice things for the camera, so I imagine the truth is somewhere in between.

I guess the biggest complaint was simply having an hour of their shore time wasted on photo ops for the políticos and not being told what was going on until they got to the museum.


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