Saturday, April 28, 2012
Yesterday i was having a bad day, health-wise. NO complaints , but a poster did not know what the Aztec two-step was, so I will tell her.
Back in 1970, I went to Mexico for two weeks. The main thing the guide and chaperon told us was, under NO circumstances, were we ever to drink any water that was not out of a sealed bottle. NO ice cubes either. Apparently I was the only person in the whole group of kids to listen to this(as it turns out) very important information.
In Mexico, the legal drinking age is 16 years, so lots of the kids old enough to imbibe, did, really did..
There are only three words for pop in Mexico City: Coca, Coca Blanca`, Coca Roja`. (Coke, Sprite, Red pop.. )
I always asked for it with no ice, drank only from the sealed bottles of water in our hotel room and also asked for them in restaurants instead of a glass of water. All the kids laughed at me, maids and waiters were not my best friends, BUT I persisted.
Four days into this trip, out of the 26 kids on this trip,(I was the oldest at 17) 25 were worshiping the porcelain altar, or sitting on the "throne" and thumb wrestling to jockey a position in the bathroom ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!! This was one of those life lessons that makes you turn around and look at the havoc behind you and say, "Whoa!!!" This listening idea really works!!
It was at this point that I realized I had all of Mexico City to myself to explore . And I did....
One girl was so "depleted, we had to carry her through customs when we returned and were at the border.. The hotel doctor practically lived there to care for everybody.. I, on the other hand, went to the Ballet Folkorico`, the markets, traveled the subway line that was only two years old, saw movies, bullfights, museums, pyramids,castles, etc. met lots of local people. No, they do not call it Montezuma's revenge, wrong continent..
I do not care how much that country has developed for tourists, I would never,ever, drink the water,, although I have no desire to ever go there again for any reason. Now that I think of it, I even spit it out in the rooftop swimming pool when I was there.. I have a funny story about that pool that locals will still be talking about for generations,, they told me so..
The Aztec two-step is what Mexicans call diarrhea to the max, and I dodged that bullet.