Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Things I've Learned about Cozumel
- Non-English speakers understand your English better than your Spanish. Pero yo necessito practicar mi espanol!
- It will rain. Every day. Even if it is sunny out. It is like kisses from heaven. Or the clouds are sweating.
- If you are on the bike and stop moving, every pore in your body will profusely pour out sweat (even those without sweat glands – it’s pretty impressive). It must be what melting feels like.
- You cannot drink the tap water. But you can buy 10L bottles for just over a dollar. That is how much you need for one day around here.
- If you are almost hit by a car when you are out on the roads, the driver would be a tourist.
- If you have a rude encounter with someone, you can assume they are a tourist.
- Swimming in the ocean here is the most beautiful swim you could have. The salt water also makes it the most disgusting.
- The locals will help you even when you don’t want help. Then they will expect a tip for doing what you didn’t want them to do.
- Change your money into pesos. The bank has the best exchange rate. Every one else takes advantage of lazy Americans.
- Things never dry here. Never.
- Even the air conditioner can’t get rid of the humidity.
- Being in the sun is like being on the surface of the sun. Being in the shade is like being in a sauna.
- If you are in the sun and no breeze, you may die.
- At the Mega Store you can buy nice pants and sweaters. After all, it is almost winter here.
- Every store is required to have one person behind the counter and another corralling people into the store.
- Lizards are everywhere. Make friends, not enemies.
- There are 400 different kinds of milk. And none of them are refrigerated.