A Walk Through My Little Town

As promised, here is a look at where I am living.  It’s a town in the more tropical region of Mexico, which will go unnamed for safety reasons (we are trying to be smart and careful so sorry to those of you who have asked on public media and I have ignored responding to!)  My sister called me the other day and mentioned that she loved listening to the birds chirping in the background – which they do all day long!  We are nearing the rainy season, which will shower us with thunderstorms mid-day and during the evenings keeping everything green… and humid!

Everything here is really quite “typical” and “everyday” but I thought I would take a moment and show you around….

Welcome!

Here’s our church… more photos later!

You can see it off in the background…

And a typical street, lined with homes and shops …

And, of course our train that comes through 2-3 times daily – this shot is of one of the lineups of cars that don’t travel through and just sit here, but the train is our lullaby at night, and our alarm clock in the morning!  The first night, I literally jumped out of bed when the train stopped and the cars clunked together.  I thought the ceiling was falling in on me!  Loki, of course, sleeps right through it!

A few of the sights…

Bikes are everywhere!!!

And this particular feature still freaks me out but is totally commonplace here… of course, here, he’s wearing a helmet, which is the one of maybe 3 times I have seen that, but…

Most are more like this… with kids driving and babies in front…eek!

The town sits on a hill so the whole town slides downwards (or I supposed upwards depending on your direction)…

This is the city center…

A quick view of some of the shops…

And some of the homes…

We are usually greeted by anything from dogs to chickens to pigs…

A typical street view…

And, of course the tortilla delivery guys have to be mentioned, as they go by all day long “tortillas, tortillas!”

Let’s see, what have I missed…

This is the building they use for large gatherings – rentable for weddings, fiestas, quinceañeras, etc.

There are about 5 hotels!  Which surprised me…

There are several playgrounds – three within a quick walk from our house…

…Oh, these are a given at most homes, they are in all sorts of shapes and sizes and VERY comfy to sit in!

Our barbershop, yep, that’s Loki!

And, of course, the pineapples and fruit that is everywhere!  I don’t even know the name of most of the things I have tried, but I am learning! (and loving all the wonderful tastes!)

8 Comments

    1. It’s pretty amazing to be here, I feel lucky. It’s not fancy or ritzy, but it feels like home. You’ll have to come visit.

    1. Glad you got to see it. We thought about using Marco Polo to walk you through the town, but it’s too big! Maybe we’ll do a walk down the main street!

    1. It’s not all paradise, but I love it! I am glad you are following and that we could make you feel like you could see it through our eyes.

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