Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:45 AM
I have learned a great deal from Charles and many others that participate in this forum about life and the realities and ever-changing issues related to Cozumel. On the whole, I find the island a beautiful and delightful place, which is the reason I have been visiting more often and staying for longer periods of time. I thought I was well prepared for my 3 month stay last winter after coming down for so many years, but still had my eyes opened a bit wider with this past experience. I have no plans to write a book, my trip reports on this forum are the extent of my capabilities. Having said that, I do report both the positive and negative, because that is one way in which I have learned and to be more adequately prepared, and I like to think others can also benefit. I had to chuckle at the remark Charles made regarding the goings on in his area that he could view from his window. One of the places I had rented was not in a tourist area, and I had lots of entertainment - from watching the guys across the street soldering metal with no safety glasses and wearing flip flops to some drama with a woman constantly yelling down the street at her misbehaving husband, and some antics from a near by cantina. I remember looking forward to Sundays when it was reasonably peaceful in that area. I am counting down the days until I am returning for a couple of weeks soon, and then back for another 3 month stay. I always think I have nothing left with which to base a trip report, but somehow always manage to produce a lengthy report. Mexcelia, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs and viewing your pictures, and I wish you every success. You have a unique gift of taking a very simple thing like an early morning walk and making the reader feel they are right there with you to enjoy the beauty and tranquility.