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by Finn, Sunday, March 08, 2020, 09:54 (89 days ago)

Dinner there on Friday was excellent and the local musicians playing and singing there were top notch and much appreciated.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 08, 2020, 11:05 (89 days ago) @ Finn

Dinner there on Friday was excellent and the local musicians playing and singing there were top notch and much appreciated.

Rufo's is a favorite getaway for Lupita and me, too. The food, service and any entertainment has always been perfect. The only thing I hate is that next door on the corner lot a huge beautiful rubber tree was destroyed a few years ago to build locales. I'm not a big fan of what some folks call "progress."

This is what the footbridge known by locals as El Vado or El Puente Blanco (currently being remodeled for a stupid "bike path";) used to look like when I first lived here in the early 70's.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Sunday, March 08, 2020, 12:06 (89 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Dinner there on Friday was excellent and the local musicians playing and singing there were top notch and much appreciated.


Rufo's is a favorite getaway for Lupita and me, too. The food, service and any entertainment has always been perfect. The only thing I hate is that next door on the corner lot a huge beautiful rubber tree was destroyed a few years ago to build locales. I'm not a big fan of what some folks call "progress."

This is what the footbridge known by locals as El Vado or El Puente Blanco (currently being remodeled for a stupid "bike path";) used to look like when I first lived here in the early 70's.

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Rob- do you think the bike path has "redeeming value"...or simply a lucrative concrete project?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 08, 2020, 13:42 (89 days ago) @ mosesk

Rob- do you think the bike path has "redeeming value"...or simply a lucrative concrete project?

The latter. Locals barely use bicycles, and much of this route was very poorly planned. Of all the projects our municipio needs this would be near the bottom of the list. But I get in trouble for criticizing this problem of the local executive benefiting himself through granting his cement company lucrative municipal contracts for projects of dubious importance, so I’m not saying anything. Oh, wait...

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by el vagabundo @, Sunday, March 08, 2020, 19:26 (88 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sometimes a lot of people will use it not on cyclists

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 09, 2020, 08:29 (88 days ago) @ el vagabundo

Sometimes a lot of people will use it not on cyclists

There was already a WALKWAY there, has been for over 40 years. They tore up the walkway simply to repave it along the canal. Cut trees. Blocked an access to La Madera that has been used for literally hundreds of years. The smart solution would've simply been to route cyclists coming from the Parque Lineal over to Calle Adelita from Plaza Kioto. Calle Adelita barely has any traffic and the few cyclists that would be using it wouldn't bother anyone. At the museum there is already a pedestrian bridge with a ramp to cross over the canal. But that solution would remove millions of pesos from the budget for the ciclopista, and that's where the problem is with politicians who are allowed to award their own companies public contracts to enrich themselves with taxpayers' money. A practice that only seems to get worse every year here.

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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, March 09, 2020, 08:41 (88 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It's not just Zihuatanejo Rob, trust me.

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by Finn, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 09:48 (83 days ago) @ Curly!

We had another great dinner again here last night.The 3 good local musicians were once again playing. This time even better as Rufo got his guitar and joined in for awhile. He can play some mean licks and in another life probably made a living at it.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 13:16 (83 days ago) @ Finn

We had our usual great dinner at Casa Vieja last night, until a group of musicians, while nicely dressed in costumes, played so off key, that I thought the fillings were going to drop out of my teeth. Fortunately, we'd already asked for the bill, so we were able to escape fairly quickly. Note to self: get there earlier.

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