ViZIHones de Un Paraíso

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 05, 2021, 10:21 (108 days ago) @ Little Guy

I remember our area of Troncones before we had internet, telephone or even electricity. I didn’t want any of them. Of course, that all came. I still relish the memories of no distractions from the “outside” world, reading extensively during the daytime and preparing dinner late in the afternoon while there was still light.

Once each week (after sunset so I could get a semi-good shortwave signal), I would listen to CBC World Report. That gave me enough information about the rest of the world.

I’m no Luddite in a cave. I enjoy amenities. But I also appreciate getting away from hubbub. I hope the operators at Las Gatas don’t destroy what they have and that visitors to that beach appreciate the experience it currently offers.

Man, I hear dat! When I first lived here in '74-'75 we also listened to radio in from somewhere in the States, Mystery Theater in the evenings and Casey Cason's Top 40 on weekends. Got a lot of reading done and even wrote a few letters. Then they built a road to our house in El Almacén and the area went downhill quickly. Same thing happened in La Ropa when first they straightened the road that use to wind way back into the huerta de cocos, then later it got paved and all the damn buses and weekend warriors started showing up with very little money to spend but leaving lots of trash behind. Things haven't changed much for the better. Now folks looking for the enchantment that Zihuatanejo used to have in abundance go to Troncones. Careful not to allow the same mistakes to be repeated where you live. At the rate we're going in 10 more years Zihuatanejo will be Acapulco del Norte. :-(

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