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Having left Ohio in 1981, I have been moving south ever since. First to Florida, then for the last 17 years, I have lived on the island of Cozumel with my husband and two dogs. Expat, designer, writer, photographer ... all my passions with a Mexican twist!

Jan 7, 2016

A Pet Peeve & A Praise for Cozumel




I think that if you are going to have a pet peeve, it must be followed by a praise. And for Cozumel, that is not a tough thing. Praises come easily. I have to say though one of my biggest pet peeves is what I call the Cozumel right turn. It doesn't matter if a person has a stop sign or not, the moped driver or bicycle pedaler just jumps out in to the street and makes a really tight right turn as I am driving along in my lane. Now they see me, so they make sure they are far enough towards the curb so my car doesn't hit them. Then they kind of wiggle in to traffic just so, and eventually pass me. Happens every day. 

So the praise, where else could you get so many smiles from strangers? When I go to Miami, I get these horrible stares or people look away when I smile at them. Not here, everybody smiles back.

This video is actually just of a normal Cozumel street. I need to find one of the Cozumel right turn.