Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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This Ain't The Canada I Know

In the state of Oaxaca, the area around Huatulco, is heavily populated by my neighbors from the north -- Canadians. Their influence is great. You will see signs of the influence from Canada in many locations. Flights from almost all parts of Canada will fly straight to Huatulco. I think that, next year, my wife and I will fly from Vancouver BC, near us, to this destination and, from there, we would go on up to the city of Oaxaca for a week. It will be an easier excursion that way.

In the final week, we always stay in Huatulco at this great B&B called Aqua Azul Huatulco and right near there is this street -- Canada street. It is pretty funny to see a sign for Canada in southern Mexico on the way to the glorious Huatulco beaches.

         

               

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 11 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 22 2011 09:54PM
This Ain't The Canada I Know
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Nora's Cooking Classes
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