|TAXI IN ISLA AGUADA, CAMPECHE, MX|
THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY TO GET TO ZUMBA CLASS!One day in San Miguel de Allende, Jon drove me to Zumba class in our PT Cruiser with the help of our handy GPS Navigation system to find the class location. As I walked into the FitClub, I noticed a woman hop out of a taxi in her Zumba clothing, pay the driver and head for class. My first thought was, "she must be wealthy to pay a taxi driver to take her to Zumba!" But since that day I have decided that that woman, and many others, probably spends less on transportation than I do by not owning a car!
I have learned from the Mexican people that there is always a way to get around! Why own a car when there is so much public transportation available? Why not walk or ride a bike when you can? Every town has a taxi service if you need to use it. Using taxis is really relatively inexpensive compared to the amount we spend in a year on owning a car--insurance, gasoline, maintenance and repairs, tolls, let alone the amount of money tied up in the purchase of a vehicle!
I was amazed at how many different kinds of taxis there were in Mexico. Every town had their own unique type. In the town of Isla Aguada on the Gulf of Mexico, the taxis were all modifications of motorcycles, little red "trikes" with 3 small tires. Around every corner in this island town, we would see one of these little red "trikes" buzzing by. It's amazing how many people and groceries bags will fit in one of these little taxis!
|TAXI RACES BUS! WHO WILL WIN?|
|COOL BICYCLE ON SAN PANCHO BEACH|
This year we've decided to sell our PT Cruiser and put a bike rack on the back of the RV. We really want to live in towns and cities where we can ride our bikes and walk to most places. We will use alternate means of transportation, save ourselves money, anxiety, and hassle. Goodbye to our PT Cruiser... hello to bicycles, buses, taxis, walking, and a healthier way of life. There are so many ways to
|GOODBYE PT CRUISER|
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