After the big ride yesterday, I decided to take a day off. I have been hearing a lot of good things about Mazunte, though I am not a beach person, I figured I might as well stay and see whats around. To be honest, from what I saw on the ride down yesterday, this place might not be my kind. It had too many tourists, the beach attracts a certain sort of tourist. The kind that seem to feel entitled about their presence there. Ones that cringe about spending money, but end up spending a boat load on cocktails and beers and expect to be served on the beach. Well I could go on, but this is not a post on the different types of tourists.

When I was up at 7, I noticed the bunch of people here in the hostel. Long drawn conversations of other beaches they have been in, talking about how different communities are being exploited, while drinking a beer at 9 AM. Heh, I guess I was not too far from my assessment on the sort of tourist to expect here. I had my b’fast and took a walk around town. The place was quiet in the morning, and the beach was pretty, but I didn’t feel any need to walk in.

I decided to just stay in and escape the heat, there is tons of heat to be had in the coming months. In the late evening, I decided to take a walk again. Alex had mentioned a viewpoint and I thought a nice walk would keep my muscles moving. It was an easy walk and there were a few people waiting for the sunset. I sat around a bit and out of the blue, dozens more showed up. Can’t get away from the sunset sluts I reckon. I am one of them too, so can’t complain.

On my way back, I saw one of the girls I had earlier met in Guadalajara. Seems like its a week of catching up with old acquaintances. May be more to come. Some feller decided to go DJ from his sandwich shop and an impromptu party started on the streets. It was pretty cool actually. Guess there is still some soul left in this place, but I reckon in a few years, it would turn into one of the party beaches of Thailand.

Route: Mazunte
Distance: 0 km (yay!)
Ascent: 0 m
Descent: 0 m
Expenses: $ 25.20
Comments: I really cannot be a beach bum.

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