Saturday, June 28, 2008

Zihua Update

We've been a couple of days in Zihuatanejo (and its neighbor, Ixtapa)... still no sign of Tim Robbins or Morgan Freeman.The small fishing village in the 50's has exploded into a twin city of 100,000. Zihua still has a small-town feel, but the planned tourist destination of Ixtapa is a jungle echo of Waikiki. Smaller, more wild, cheaper, less crowded, but still a service oriented place. What caused the population explosion? First, a paved road from Aculpolco, then one from Mexico City.

I have found some Wunderkammern specimens. So far, the skull from a large reef fish, a beautiful lobster tail, and some ribs and fin bones - some of which are 40 cm long. I'm still trying to figure out what they are. A women on a little taxi boat thought they might be dolphin; she also thought the skull was a chicken bone...

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