The Rough Edge of Mexico

Even though I’ve been living in Mexico for a full year now, there are definitely things about this country that I cannot accept as normal.

Don’t get me wrong… there are more than enough positive things about Mexico to make visiting and relocating here a good idea.  The fact that many things cost about one quarter what they do in Canada is a big plus.  The food is richer and more satisfying, with fewer preservatives and fillers than the processed food typical in Canada.  The people are friendlier;  greeting people as you pass in the street is pretty normal here.  Expected even.  In Canada, if you say ‘good morning’ to a complete stranger on the street, there is a better than average chance they will look at you like you have two heads or something.  In bigger cities especially, people rush past each other on the sidewalk without even making eye contact.

But with all the positive things about Mexico, there are some negative things that I still have trouble with.  The list isn’t long, but these things are definitely a problem.  Many locals even acknowledge that these problems exist.

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