Melaque is a little dusty, seaside town just thirty miles north of Manzanillo. Not pretty at all. Unless you're looking out at the ocean or the cocoanut palms, banana plantations or the mountain ranges in close proximity.
I've taken lots of photos already - of daily life - and will attept to download them to my friend's laptop. But, those of you who know me, know that me and electronics don't mix well.
We'll see what happens in a few days.
In the meantime, I must tell you that Melaque is HOPPING. Tour busloads of Mexican tourists have been offloading all over the place. The streets are crowded. The beachs have plenty of people. There has even been a traffic cop directing traffic at the intersection of "whatchamacallit" street and "who knows" avenue.
It doesn't seem like the town has changed much in the three years since I was last here, just more tourists. Lots FROM ALASKA AND CANADA. Today I made a total fool of myself - kinda like Sarah Palin, god forbid. I had no idea where the Yukon Territory is and thought it was in Alaska........well, heck I'm not a cold weather person, so what can I say? I'm sticking to that theory.........The couple said that when it is 20 below they are in shirt sleeves because in comparison to 52 below, it's warm. My jaw dropped..........can you imagine?
There are so many vendors driving by seliing anything you could imagine and then this afternoon a man whose wife cooks at home came by selling margaritas, pina coladas and shrimp on a stick. How enterprising is that?
Uh oh, I hear the man yelling "ice cream" - gotta go. See you on down the line.
With photos, I hope.