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Old 03-20-2013, 03:13 AM   #14206
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There are some shows on Mexican TV that are almost certainly targeted toward an illiterate demographic. Maybe in the US too?
Yes, it's called Reality TV
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:35 AM   #14207
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Do you think there's a Mexican version of Honey BooBoo?

I too agree, that when you don't know what they're saying on Mexican TV, does it really matter?
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:46 AM   #14208
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What is this sex thing of which you speak???
It is what happens at BMW parts counters, in an abnormal manner.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:37 AM   #14209
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Hey Rocky..
QUOTE. rockymountainoyster
Warning: There is not one damn hotel between where the 185D Cuota meets the Mex 200 west of Salina Cruz. Get to that intersection and enjoy the hell out of that road before darkness falls. The first hotel you will see is a series of really expensive ones up off the road until you get to two reasonable ones... 600 pesos/night. I picked the Hotel Plaza Tangolunda ....QUOTE

You are SO WRONG ! There is indeed a hotel to be found in that sector of Mex 200 and it is in the center of the small town Santiago Astata - it was there four weeks ago too!
You only needed to turn south off the highway and go up the hill and see it across from the church.
Santiago Astata is a small mainly Indian town about midway between Salina
Cruz and the Bahias de Huatulco resort area.
Also just a few meters east of the turn-off to Tangolunda and the succession of bahias
there is the tiny hotel operated by the family which also has the convenience store and
drugstore.
Either of these choices will cost considerably less than the 600 peso of the Tangolunda digs you wound up at ( sounds you may have stayed at the former re-badged Club Med?) and either would give a comfortable sleep , preferable to struggling along into the dark of night and missing out on the fun ofMex 200.
In downtown La Crucecita there are a whole bunch of good small hotels at reasonabler
Prices than the big waterfront resorts . Of course if you need to soak your oysters in the Pacific ......��

Re: your repeated references to" allopathic medicine" .
I felt a suspicion on first reading that term and did some research to discover it to be a bit of bafflegab favoured by one camp .
Medical knowledge really ought not have any limits placed on it but those of reason , logic and scientific proof . Many folk remedies have contained the seed for knowledge that spawned useful treatments, naturally occurring compounds can provide the basis or leads for new synthetic medications. At the same time though many old folk remedies are nothing other than old ( or new ) myths and quackery. Simply because an idea dates from antiquity or some isolated population group or has developed a set of followers and employs its own obfuscatory jargon ,
that is no indication of its value as being superior to recent developments from scientific research.People used to die from ailments which are now easily treatable or preventable . For instance vaccinations are able to protect against many formerly deadly sicknesses yet there are those who refuse to accept them out of religious and superstitious considerations.
The placebo effect is at work in whichever medicine from whatever time period ,
there is no disease or ailment of which the progress cannot be quickly and totally
arrested by death. Medicine is only an attempt to postpone that outcome.

Sjoerd Bakker screwed with this post 03-20-2013 at 06:45 AM
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:57 AM   #14210
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^ Sjoerd wrote that at a Tim Horton's while tipping the last bits of his second pot of coffee
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #14211
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"obfuscatory jargon"...good stuff.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #14212
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"Bafflegab" scored a place in my personal lexicon.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #14213
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As I mentioned, I am a little out of touch. This Honey BooBoo who hails from the south of your great land. Is she truly a child prophet as legend speak?
Yes. She foretells the end of days. The four obese "hover-round" riders of the apocalypse are coming.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #14214
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Hotels and Allopaths

Right on all counts Sjoerd, I like your reasoned approach to such things. Modern science and scientific medicine and method have been somewhat constricted by the thinking of Descartes and we as a species have outgrown it.

There is indeed a small hotel in Santiago Astata but I had this vision of finding a small hotel close to the beach. No, I am not at the former club med, am at Hotel Plaza Tangolunda next door to similarly priced Casa Don Porfirio just at the beginning of Tangolunda zona commercial.

Once again I wish I had discovered your hotel and travel guide before I left home. Next time.

I did not miss any of the fun of Ruta 200 east of her. Fortunately I got to ride it all before it got dark. The dark portion of the ride was throught the zona hoteles in Bahia Tangolundo, this whole area is part of the highly commercialize developments of Huatulco.

I use the term allopathic as opposed to homeopathic or naturopathic because I was married to an allopathic physican for 25 years and this is the term that she used in discussions of alternative methods. She once believed in alternative medicine but is no such a part of the "machine" that she just hands out advice and pills.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:33 AM   #14215
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #14216
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Shit happens. If it doesn't kill you
deal with, get over it and carry on.
Avoid shit if you see it heading for a fan.
SB wisdom.

Written during lunch at Tim's , sorry no free
refills. Drats ! ��
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #14217
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"bafflegab" scored a place in my personal lexicon.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #14218
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The four obese "hover-round" riders of the apocalypse are coming.
Well, we all can't be skinny rabbit arsed Suzuki riders, can we?

So, are you heading over for Semana Santa or will I be "punished for not playing well with others" again?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #14219
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Shit happens. If it doesn't kill you
deal with, get over it and carry on.
Avoid shit if you see it heading for a fan.
SB wisdom.
Sig,

Best travel advice ever. A friend of mine and I are leaving for parts south in October for six months or so...should probably tape this to my tank bag cover...

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #14220
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Well, we all can't be skinny rabbit arsed Suzuki riders, can we?

So, are you heading over for Semana Santa or will I be "punished for not playing well with others" again?
Rabbit-Arsed?? That's a new one!

Can't this weekend Mike, it's my cake-day today and there's a mass family gathering here on Sunday. You should come over here for a change! I'll be doing my "too lazy to do it properly" pressure-cooked & grilled ribs!
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