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by Enrique Flynn, Friday, September 25, 2020, 07:41 (27 days ago)

It was a gross and demeaning post.
I reported it to Trip Advisor. They did nothing.
Then my posts started getting deleted.
They suggested I would be more comfortable on the other board.
They bring you up often. By name. Even Lupita.
I asked why they couldn't quit on you. That got deleted.
I noted very limited subject matter. Only 3 or 4 posters.
Self important. Self proclaimed experts.
I wasn't spying.
Just curious about what's going on in Z.
So here I am.

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by Tere @, Friday, September 25, 2020, 08:41 (27 days ago) @ Enrique Flynn

I used to look at TA once in a while, but yes, it's gotten nasty. No one's really traveling much, so not many things to post there, but there's a few folks who've got nothing to do but hang out there and make snarky comments. They do trash Rob. The thing is, whether you believe Rob's political/social positions or not, this web site has the best information about Zihua. And when I don't want to read stuff on this message board, I just skip it and move on. Life's short. Welcome to this message board!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 25, 2020, 09:26 (27 days ago) @ Enrique Flynn

Bienvenido, Enrique. Estás en tu casa.

Yes, I'm not popular with small-minded people. I'm quite far from perfect, but I'm not bashful either. My only credentials are that after a lifetime of living and working in tourist destinations in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, I moved here where I've lived and worked for over 30 years. Oh, that and I had the good fortune to marry one of the most respected daughters of one of the most respected local families. I swear it was of her own volition, and she's a sharp cookie. So I must not be a total loss.

And while I may be hard-headed, argumentative, opinionated and by nature political, I also strive to provide the most honest and reliable local information anyone has ever dared to make public about Zihuatanejo. I'm about as local as a gringo can get, and every day of my life here has been the best day of my life in spite of lots of Blue Meanies who've tried to make it otherwise.

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I invite you to review the section Registering & Using The Message Board at the top of the Message list to understand how to configure the Message Board to your liking as well as how to post photos and videos, how to edit your posts, and other useful and helpful tips. You might also find it interesting and informative to read old posts. There are about 20 years of very good info here between this version of the Message Board and the old original version now referred to as The Archives which is also accessible via the Site Search Engine.

Here's a little personal background if you're interested:
The Luckiest Gringo in Mexico

Recibe un saludo.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:56 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I’m on TA a lot for Cabo and it works pretty good for that destination. For Zihuatanejo it seems to be ran by about 3 miserable old farts, I try to help sometimes but I’m just a week a year guy so my knowledge is limited. I get really tired of all the old timers judging us for traveling while they are doing nothing to help the local people. If you’re going to stay home during all of this you should be donating part of your unused travel budget or Zihuatanejo won’t be the same when you decide it’s safe to come back. I’m not into politics so I just ignore Rob’s rants but he does promote Carols Rice and Beans program and Lupita always does wonders with the stuff we give her to hand out. So yeah there’s some BS on this board also but you can ask a question and actually get some good info here.

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by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Friday, September 25, 2020, 13:10 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My entire introduction to Zihuatanejo was through this Board including places to stay and I moved here almost a ear ago. It's that good. BUT Rob, you wrote "I'm quite far from perfect, but I'm not bashful either." So which dwarf are you? :stones: Happy is already taken by me!

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by Rigamarta, Friday, September 25, 2020, 13:22 (27 days ago) @ Oeste Hermoso

:megusta:

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Friday, September 25, 2020, 21:33 (27 days ago) @ Rigamarta

Agree completely- Trip Advisor has gotten pretty ugly and as mentioned above, appears to be dominated by 3 people, who are known to have multiple identities. I know people, including me, who have contacted TA, but they don't seem to mind the way the forum has gone and continues to be headed. Many long time contributors, including me, are very rarely reading or posting.

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check out my books at www.livingthedreaminmexico.com AND please have a look at www.cookingwithclaudiainzihuatanejo.blogspot.com as well as www.albertoinzihuatanejo.blogspot.com

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by Ottawa Joe, Friday, September 25, 2020, 21:51 (27 days ago) @ Linda from Canada

I follow this board because I like to drop in on Z about every 4 years for a week on a journey through parts of Mexico by car, bus and airplane. Its a great board for testing the temperature of the area and great info on the who where what and why us travelers are always seeking. Maybe some day I'll stop there for longer but I kind of fell in love with Oaxaca this past January and hope once this scourge goes away to get back there some day. Here are some photos from our journey Yes we love art and artifacts and thanks to Oeste who told us about the giant art exhibit and sale in Mexico city, blew us away. Hope this link works to Flickr we had a lot of fun.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157661612@N06/albums/72157713448982661/page2

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 07:12 (26 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

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by nicatnit, Sunday, September 27, 2020, 07:07 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Love Love Love the “Blue Meanie”

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by Rigamarta, Sunday, September 27, 2020, 07:59 (25 days ago) @ nicatnit

What am I missing, was that just a senior moment?

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Sunday, September 27, 2020, 08:12 (25 days ago) @ Rigamarta

That post was a response to Rob