After our late breakfast/early lunch, we walked up to SuperMaxi and Sukasa. Sukasa is a more upper end department store and we picked up a French Press for our coffee. Bit pricey but we miss our morning cuppa joe. ;-)
We then got a few necessities from SuperMaxi and took a taxi back. Nice to realize we can walk one way there and if our packages had been lighter we could have walked back.
Few things we have discovered:
- Trademark protection is not really enforced here (see photo below)
- The noise and pollution everyone prepared us for, isn't that bad
- The tagging everywhere is sad but it's a cultural thing (the locals like it)
- Even when someone doesn't speak any English we have mostly managed to accomplish what is needed. Now if ordering food, we might get a surprise...LOL!
- Pedestrians NEVER have the right of way - you have to keep your head on a swivel
- The locals and the expats have all been wonderful
- The fruits and veggies here are AMAZING (and inexpensive)
- We are eating fresh fruit daily, some old standards, some we've never had
Here's the latest batch of photos taken with my old iPhone while walking through a new to us section of El Centro.