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On The Zih Again

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 31, 2017, 13:54 (135 days ago)

As talk and plans increase regarding the remodeling of Zihuatanejo's waterfront for the umpteenth time, usually a ploy by local politicians to siphon funds from the corresponding remodeling budgets for their upcoming election (and next year is an election year), it makes folks like me appreciate all that much more what we already have and to lament what we've already lost due to similar projects of dubious necessity. The state governor was here yesterday shaking hands and patting backs and getting followed around by aspiring office holders, and there was a lot of talk about the new plans to change the entire waterfront from the pier to the museum. Personally I think it's a complete waste of money and that the walkway from the museum to the end of La Madera should be repaired with the money. But politicians and their sycophants don't like to hear such rational talk. The ideas and the opinions of folks with reasonable intelligence and above-average education are problematic for them. For too long folks here were afraid to speak out and express themselves, and many still are. While the anonymity of social media has allowed some to do so in recent years, anonymous opinions don't count nearly so much as folks willing to use their names and show their faces. And more folks are doing just that and finding they can win local sentiment and actually get things done, such as 2 years ago when local businesspersons "took back" the unoccupied palacio municipal supposedly closed by protesting teachers after the rather useless local government allowed it to be taken over and then did pretty much no real work for an entire year while it was symbolically closed even though there were no protesters occupying it, yet they certainly collected their paychecks and made some profitable backdoor deals. La Ropa residents and businesses were overjoyed when their complaints got tour buses banned from La Ropa by the mayor, only to be devastated when our unrepresentative and mostly totally inept cabildo de regidores overturned the mayor's decision to satisfy the illegal vendors of La Ropa whose loyalty and votes they seek for next year's elections.

So I again offer some simple scenes of some of our favorite areas of Playa Principal, from one end to the other.

Here's a small lookout area next to the museum and the canal.
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And here's the whole shebang from the other extreme of the beach by the Apostadero Naval and the pier.
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On The Zih Again

by AngelaD @, Monday, July 31, 2017, 14:55 (135 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I hope our favorite winter vacation spot continues to be just that. However, the number of vendors on LaRopa continues to increase each year, much to our dismay. It seems to be getting overcrowded with massage cabanas.

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by Commander Barrett, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 08:48 (134 days ago) @ AngelaD

Something that is increasingly upsetting is the number of vendors who blatantly enter private property and ignore requests to leave.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 09:02 (134 days ago) @ Commander Barrett

I agree but---

at the Enramadas in La Barra I sit up on the "hard surface" which is private property. Every time I go there I get inundated with all the vendors(some of whom don't know how to take "No graia" for an answer). If I were sitting in the "Federal Zone", no problem. But the bottom line is as long as the owners allow the vendors then that is their business, not mine. Peace.