A GUIDE TO CELL PHONE CIVILITY IN MEXICO

SMART PHONES IN A NOT-SO-SMART SOCIETY A GUIDE TO CELL PHONE CIVILITY IN MEXICO (All incidents are based on personal observation or reliable informants).  Amazing as it may seem, cell phones are now more ubiquitous in Mexico than tortillas!  People cannot take a walk, ride a bus, work out in the gym, or even take…

A WEEK IN SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE, BELIZE

I had long ago heard about the great barrier reef  in Belize, and although I am not a scuba diver nor snorkeler, I couldn’t pass up a one-week time-share trade on the beach in San Pedro. For the cost of the trade and airfare, I got to spend 7 nights in a spacious bungalow on…

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