Zihuatanejo: Oh, the colors of Mexico!

As I meander down each street, I think about Mexico and its colors.

Zihautanjeo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Color, color is everywhere and they are serious about their colors.

“Why, o, why can’t the USA be like this?”  I have decided that I love color.  I love how bold and striking Mexico can be.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

With all its dilapidated old parts and doors and windows that don’t quite fit, closets that don’t shut and houses left unfinished.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

I still love Mexico despite all its shortcomings.  Mexico is sort of like that long, lost cousin, that you never really forget.  She stays deep in your memory and down into your soul.  She seeps quietly into your heart and then, the next time you see her, a long, long time from now, you immediately get that good old feeling back again.  She stays with you forever.

 

I decided to take a walk down to Cinco de Mayo, the main shopping attraction in Zihuatanejo.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

Really there is not much there but souvenirs and rows and rows of that.  Just like the thousands and thousands you have seen in other port cities along the Mexico coast and border.  But every time I go, I find something charming.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Day of the dead is a prominent feature, as well as the masks

Masks, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Masks, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

More masks, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Masks, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

and ceramic pottery.  The kids always look for the bracelets and necklaces, but even they (this time) just couldn’t find anything new that they wanted to buy.  Of course, this is probably well over our 50th visit to Mexico, so it is not surprising.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

We walked along until the shops ran out and hit the main port area of Zihuatanejo. From there, we walked along the restaurant lined, seaport street, where we sat and the kids had a Fanta and we had coconut infused margaritas.  It was a hot breezy day and we just needed a quick rest, before we boarded the water taxis that take us over to Las Gatas.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2013

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8 Comments

  1. MidTierStatus January 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I totally agree with you. I recently visited Mexico City and Oaxaca over the holidays and loved them both!

    • admin January 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Yes, Mexico is a wonder within itself.

  2. HolidayNomad February 10, 2013 at 4:09 am

    I have never been to Mexico but it looks indeed very colorful. Some of these souvenirs look a bit scary. WoW over 50 visits to Mexico, very impressive.

    • admin February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

      I love Mexico! I have an excuse, as I have lived in a state that borders Mexico most of my life! California, Arizona and Texas! We are practically Mexicans! They have such a colorful culture, even in spite of their financial struggles.

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