A Border Town by stownsend

A Border Town

There really are no two countries that share a border that are more different from each other than the US and Mexico. Our cultures, economies and standard of living are at opposites from each other. I think that is part of the fun of a visit.

We have a small border town just half and hour away and we visit for medical, dental, trinkets, tequila and just a fun day. I went with a friend yesterday for maybe just an hour but we had a great time. There are few tourists this time of year so we got special treatment in each shop we visited. In a jewelry store we were treated to a small shot of tequila and something that was sweet and creamy. I was offered a beer too but declined - no way was I going to buy anything! I came home with just a bright and colorful Mexican blanket.
How lovely to be able to pop over and enjoy the complete contrast of cultures .We holidayed many years ago in Peurto Vallerta on the west coast and had the best holiday ever.
May 26th, 2018  
What a lovely way to spend some time with a friend.
May 26th, 2018  
@wendyfrost I am so glad you enjoyed PV! I used to live there and it still owns a bit of my heart. It has changed so much though that I don't know if I would love it as much today. It was full of so much old world charm back then.
May 26th, 2018  
It looks like a shopping experience
May 26th, 2018  
It is always fun to go to a border town of Mexico. Quite a change in culture.
May 27th, 2018  
Good street shot- lots to see here.
May 28th, 2018  
@stownsend We went in 1998 and loved it the highlight of the holiday was a days horse riding up into the mountains and through authentic villages and sugar cane farms.
May 29th, 2018  
@wendyfrost Wendy, I was there in '98! We hiked up a river, literally in the water some of the time, to a waterfall. On the way a group on horses was coming down. I am going to pretend it was you!
May 29th, 2018  
@stownsend Haha Suzie it was me I gave you a wave as we rode the horses through the river. We both have great memories.
May 30th, 2018  
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