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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:31 AM
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well our favorite little town in Mexico was practically DESTROYED by Emily
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:31 AM by matcom
:cry:
we have so many friends down there.

pics at the link below:

http://channels.netscape.com/ns/weather/photosearch.jsp...
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 AM
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1. I'm sure the Stewardesses made it
:hug:
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:36 AM
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2. You know that's my favorite little town too!
:cry:

they rely on tourism. this is a real economic blow to those people, who can't afford it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:51 AM
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3. This is horrendous. Where is
Puerto Adventuras? We always go to the other coast.

Those poor people.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:55 AM
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4. just outside Playa Del Carmen
it is/was LOVELY and the people are to DIE for x(
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:00 PM
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5. They'll be back.
Those coastal Mexico towns and people are very resilient. I bet you'll be amazed at how quickly they are back in business. After Gilbert, Cozumel was back in business in only a few weeks, even though the press declared it "completely destroyed." You know the press focuses on the sensational. The pics are probably the worst of it, and other areas probably stood up to it. The hardest hit are generally the poor areas, where people livein tin or flimsy wood shacks. The more developed areas often have concrete buildings. The Red Cross in Mexico, as well as the government, are already sending relief supplies. Don't cancel plans if you had them. The best way to help is to go there and spend your money.
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:01 PM
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6. It will be fine by next year, just some trees missing.
They go through it a lot. When I first went I was shocked by the visible damage from the storm that hit the year before, that was over 10 years ago now.

The people are to die for? You make it sound like they are commodities made for your amusement. I love them.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:45 PM
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7. commodities? hell no!
some of our best friends are now the Myan people after 6 years of traveling there. and i'm not talking about the "resort help" either. every year they invite us into their homes and we eat, talk and laugh with them.

we know their children and send them birthday gifts and exchange letters.

thanks for the insult though
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:25 PM
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8. I know you don't think that way, but it sounds bad.
Oh, really darling, you should go to Tulum, the people are just marvelous, to die for, they're so quaint and charming.

I had everything I had with me stolen from my tent on one trip, while I slept, but I still love the place and the people.
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