Tonight's Events - contrasts

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, November 03, 2019, 09:23 (251 days ago) @ Roberto!

Further to my post yesterday afternoon, we had to take a taxi to the airport because as of 4pm there wasn't a combi operating in the downtown or along the streets or highway enroute to the airport.
There was though, quite a large police/military presence on the main street and just as we exited the Scotiabank ATM a vehicle unloaded a number of balaclava, armed military types which spread out and took positions around us and the area.
It was probably concerning to those who haven't experienced that scene before, but something we've seen many times during our visits.
What was concerning to our relatives during the return taxi trip from the airport was seeing the three (3) burnt out bus hulks being dragged along the side of the highway.
Quite the contrast to the welcome they received at the airport where they were greated with leis, beers, pastries and music from the musicians.

That's our Guerrero! Three bustling tourist destinations located in the middle of a war zone. Just like it was when I first visited here 45 years ago, except Ixtapa didn't exist then.

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