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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 07, 2020, 20:53 (73 days ago)


https://youtu.be/CtVNJ8MkJfQ

In Zihuatanejo there have been a total of 882 confirmed cases so far of Covid-19, and still 66 fatalities. There are currently 230 confirmed active cases in Zihuatanejo. We may be seeing a decline in the spread and mortality of this damned virus. Now if we can just hang tight a little while until the contact tracing catches up and we can see if this thing is contained or not. Gotta say I'm hopeful seeing just how many locals are finally wearing facemasks. Hopefully the efforts by the government to place filters on the highways will bear fruit.

I consider the recent U.S. State Department's "DO NOT TRAVEL advisory" regarding Mexico, Guerrero and Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa to be 100% propaganda bullsh¡t based on nothing but The Chump's wishes being carried out by his bootlickers. The virus is much worse in the States than here, and no one is being attacked and killed for their skin color here in Mexico. We recently commemorated the one-year anniversary of a racist Chump supporter's massacre of Mexicans in El Paso. The USA just commemorated dropping atomic bombs unnecessarily on Japan. I think it's crystal clear which nation is the most dangerous for the average Earthling. Several members of my family have had to travel quite a bit recently between here and Morelia and Guanajuato and they've done so without any problems. So although I posted the recent State Department advisory, I do so under protest.

We had a bit of rain again last night. Not enough to really water the plants, but enough to smell good and bring the temps down just a few degrees. Storms should start picking up here soon.

If you want to come back to life with us but fear crowded places like downtown Zihuatanejo or the main hotel zone of Ixtapa, remember that La Ropa is sort of isolated. If you need more isolation there are places in Playa Blanca and Playa Larga as well as Puerto Vicente Guerrero and Troncones. Choose how isolated you want to be. There are nice little hideaways all up and down our coast.

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Midday on the downtown beach.
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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, August 07, 2020, 21:10 (73 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Life here is fabulous, even considering the suffering that is going on. I can't imagine living anywhere else during the Covid times.

Atomic bombs????? My father was hired to work at a government facility in Washington instead of being shipped off to war. He had enough radiation exposure while packaging the atomic bomb cores that one sibling of mine that was conceived during that time is blind and has other serious health issues. He is still alive and kicking at 73.

Me???? I was born with cancer due to the radiation exposure of my father's sperm. I think I'm fine, but that has always been a topic of discussion!!!

Living in paradise, dealing with a "pandemic" learning more daily about survival.

Please come to Mexico and specifically Zihuatanejo. You will save lives and have a life changing, positive time.

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by kathyMN @, Saint Francis, Minnesota, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 08:38 (72 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Please come to Mexico and specifically Zihuatanejo. You will save lives and have a life changing, positive time.

Two weeks ago, American cancelled our flights for 8/15. United has nothing. Delta has two stops, but will get us there same day, so we booked it. Many of our friends and family think we are nuts, but we are looking forward to a few weeks in paradise, even if it will not be exactly the same as usual. We will do our best to be generous with local businesses (while wearing a mask). Can anyone tell me if any Zihua restaurants deliver to Ixtapa? We would really love to support some of our favorite places, but want to limit time in taxis if not necessary.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 00:27 (73 days ago) @ ZihuaRob


https://youtu.be/CtVNJ8MkJfQ

In Zihuatanejo there have been a total of 882 confirmed cases so far of Covid-19, and still 66 fatalities. There are currently 230 confirmed active cases in Zihuatanejo. We may be seeing a decline in the spread and mortality of this damned virus. Now if we can just hang tight a little while until the contact tracing catches up and we can see if this thing is contained or not. Gotta say I'm hopeful seeing just how many locals are finally wearing facemasks. Hopefully the efforts by the government to place filters on the highways will bear fruit.

I consider the recent U.S. State Department's "DO NOT TRAVEL advisory" regarding Mexico, Guerrero and Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa to be 100% propaganda bullsh¡t based on nothing but The Chump's wishes being carried out by his bootlickers. The virus is much worse in the States than here, and no one is being attacked and killed for their skin color here in Mexico. We recently commemorated the one-year anniversary of a racist Chump supporter's massacre of Mexicans in El Paso. The USA just commemorated dropping atomic bombs unnecessarily on Japan. I think it's crystal clear which nation is the most dangerous for the average Earthling. Several members of my family have had to travel quite a bit recently between here and Morelia and Guanajuato and they've done so without any problems. So although I posted the recent State Department advisory, I do so under protest.

We had a bit of rain again last night. Not enough to really water the plants, but enough to smell good and bring the temps down just a few degrees. Storms should start picking up here soon.

If you want to come back to life with us but fear crowded places like downtown Zihuatanejo or the main hotel zone of Ixtapa, remember that La Ropa is sort of isolated. If you need more isolation there are places in Playa Blanca and Playa Larga as well as Puerto Vicente Guerrero and Troncones. Choose how isolated you want to be. There are nice little hideaways all up and down our coast.

Can you explain:
"efforts by the government to place filters on the highways".
Not familiar with that

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 13:55 (72 days ago) @ mosesk

Can you explain:
"efforts by the government to place filters on the highways".
Not familiar with that

You aren't familiar with checkpoints? They had them in place here in Guerrero before you even left.

Instalan filtro sanitario en límites de Guerrero con Michoacán

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 14:12 (72 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Can you explain:
"efforts by the government to place filters on the highways".
Not familiar with that


You aren't familiar with checkpoints? They had them in place here in Guerrero before you even left.

Instalan filtro sanitario en límites de Guerrero con Michoacán

No I really wasn't fully aware of them.
I only took a short 3-day road trip at the end of February to Lake Zirahuen, Santa Clara Del Cobre, Patzcuaro, Uruapan and Paracho. It was too early for Covid consciousness to sink in.
Then when we heard about Lazaro Cardenas being a hotspot and banks being closed I was surprised to hear that so many people from Lazaro were coming to Zihua to do their banking.
I did see long lines at the banks.

So no I never was really certain to the extent that checking travel between GR and MI was being employed and/or enforced

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by Wonderful Wino, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 15:36 (72 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The Canadian Government has warned that everyone should avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, period. In addition to that blanket advisory, there is also this warning for Mexico:

Regional Advisory - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the following areas due to high levels of violence and organized crime:
all Chihuahua
all Colima, except the city of Manzanillo
all Coahuila, except the southern part of the state at and below the Saltillo-Torreon highway corridor
all Durango, except Durango City
all Guerrero, except the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco
all Michoacán, except the city of Morelia
in Morelos
the Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and surrounding areas
in Nayarit
the area within 20 km of the border with Sinaloa and Durango
the city of Tepic
all Nuevo León, except the city of Monterrey
all Sinaloa, except the city of Mazatlán
all Sonora, except the cities of Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos and Puerto Peñasco
all Tamaulipas

Note that our little piece of paradise is excluded from the travel warning.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 18:32 (72 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

The Canadian Government has warned that everyone should avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, period. In addition to that blanket advisory, there is also this warning for Mexico:

Regional Advisory - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the following areas due to high levels of violence and organized crime:
all Chihuahua
all Colima, except the city of Manzanillo
all Coahuila, except the southern part of the state at and below the Saltillo-Torreon highway corridor
all Durango, except Durango City
all Guerrero, except the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco
all Michoacán, except the city of Morelia
in Morelos
the Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and surrounding areas
in Nayarit
the area within 20 km of the border with Sinaloa and Durango
the city of Tepic
all Nuevo León, except the city of Monterrey
all Sinaloa, except the city of Mazatlán
all Sonora, except the cities of Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos and Puerto Peñasco
all Tamaulipas

Note that our little piece of paradise is excluded from the travel warning.

There are no "high levels of violence". This is a BS hit piece just like the USA's "warning". Very disappointing to see Canada imitating the USA in this aspect.

And almost hilarious that practically the only place in Mexico where there is a potential for violence isn't even mentioned. I'd laugh if it wasn't so disgusting.

But thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware Canada was saying this crap about us.

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 00:48 (70 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

As a Canadian & trying to get flights back home to Zihua , I've never seen this and would totally ignore it!! Makes me soooo mad & plus insurance won't cover your travel insurance which stated in... Guess??? The USA where they're all based, don't believe everything you read!! The press is just as complicit ! You think there's a connection?! :omg: :grrr:

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by rdcosta @, Friday, August 14, 2020, 15:55 (66 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I was disappointed when I read this. Most of the people that write this crap have never been in Mexico and definitely not in Zihau, Ixtapa area. The National news scares the crap out of people because of all the movies they watch. I often have people say to me" aren't you afraid to go to Mexico " and my comment is "why" at that point they bring up a news story about something that happened in Mexico and I match it with a news story from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, or ever Red Deer where a doctor was brutally killed in his examining room. Then they seem to understand when I say," no I am not afraid to go to Mexico