Monday, October 24, 2011

Sugar and Transportation, Life in Mexico.


I had to go to town today to drop of some papers for the importation of a pickup truck. Based on the number of questions I see around, I will write up the summary of the process and experience when it is finished.

Today the papers were dropped of and the will be ready to continue the process in a few weeks....so I was told.

On the way back, I stopped by to snap a few pictures of the sugar candies and counters that are subsidized by the Mexico Dental Association.

I was also reading today that NOB there are a few dentists that are offering to buy back the trick or treat candies from the kiddies for a few bucks a pound.......interesting, I wonder what the motivation is, could it be better healthy patients in later life?

Not sure, but the candy tables took up one whole block on the large plaza. The vendors and busy shooing bees and fly's away and painting the candies at the same time.

While returning back to the house, I snapped a picture of Patzcuaro's latest transportation system.

The kid was perched on his knees on the back bumper of the pickup truck as I followed him for at least 2 km, up the hill and finally got to his stop where he kind of jumped off while running and tried to catch his balance and momentum.....

Can you see the police haul off the driver of that truck NOB, I sure can......he would be locked up
for child endangerment.

Gotta love Mexico.

5 comments:

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

Haha, and here all this time I thought it was the Pediatric Diabetes Association of Mexico that was sponsoring Day of the Dead. . .
The things I learn from your blog!
Happy DOD!

Anonymous said...

Hola Tancho,
Nice shot of the candy vendor. Even better one of the guy riding the bumper of the pickup.
It reminds me of when kids in nyc would ride on the back bumper of the city bus. And yes. If you tried that in my town, the local constabulary would have a ticket writing party at your expense.
Saludos
-ac-

jerryL said...

Sugar highs, that explains the fiesta attitudes.

Felipe Zapata said...

They shoo away the flies, but not the bees. Bees are nice.

Steve Cotton said...

I was a bit surprised at the number of bees around your area. And their omnipresence on anything edible. Getting near the basilica is like entering a hive.