“The pastor of the church asked me how I liked Ixtapa. I told him that it is a very beautiful place, no doubt, but that I didn’t especially care for it as it was not real life to me , rather a fantasyland, and that I preferred Zihuatenejo and the surrounding colonias.
He seemed puzzled by the fantasy reference so I explained that many of us Americans save for a year or two or longer to be able to go to a place like Ixtapa or Acapulco or Cancun and blow the whole wad in 2 weeks. Then we return to our ordinary, bill paying life.
He, and others, assumed that Americans ALWAYS live and spend as observed on vacation, and this promotes the desire of some Mexicans to migrate to the US.”
Posted by Alex in TJ on Mexico Connect Forum.