It has been a hard difficult summer for me so far. I have been moving from place to place the last two months. I helped sell a house for some Americans, and then got booted out when house was sold, without a penny or a thank you or anything. I was told I was supposed to stay in the house all summer, but that turned out not to be true. I was made several promises, but none of them were followed through. So I have been a nomad since then.
Right now, I am at the Kay Kook Hotel in Barrio Cinco, right across the highway from Don Kike. This is the summer vacation time for Mexicans, so the town has been full lately. Me getting booted out of the house at the time I did, was the worst time of year, for this to happen to me. There are basically no long-term rentals in Mahahual this time of year because of all the weekend Mexican Nationals business. This has been the busiest I have ever seen Mahahual in the summer since I have been here.
The Kay Kook Hotel is a pretty nice place. I got good internet which is hard to find sometimes in Mahahual. I got hot water, a big room, and it is safe and secure. It is also close to stores, and restaurants.
I will be here through Thursday, I think, and then I will be homeless again. I don’t know I will end up next, at the moment. I have been living out of my suitcase the last two months, and it is getting kind of old. But at the moment, I have no choice. It has been a very frustrating summer, but I am trying to keep a positive outlook. I think I have learned my lesson about trusting certain Americans down here, and it will not happen again.
I have realized I spend a lot of my time, doing stuff and helping people out for free down here. I was I was more greedy, but I can’t be. I help people out on the malecon all the time, and I don’t ask for tips or anything. I have helped people find rentals, and have not received a dime, or even a thank you. I spent two weeks trying to find an American retiree find a place, and I did not even get a penny, or a thank you. I answer questions all day for free, and even show people around, all for no pay or even an offer of a soft drink or anything. But it is my own fault, it is my nature, and I am a dumbass. So as long as I continue this, I will be broke, homeless, and taken advantage of here.
I answer a lot of emails from people wanting to find rentals here, and it takes up a lot of my time, so I don’t think I am going to do that anymore. What I find funny is, people keep asking me to help find them rentals, and I can’t even find one for myself.
I am now taking advertisers and sponsors on this blog. I have had several sponsors lately, and they all are getting exposure, and a lot of clicks on their websites. I have discovered I have a very loyal audience on the blog, and average between 300 and 400 readers a day. I get a lot more during high season of course, but even in summer months, this blog gets like 10,000 a month.
That is what I find very funny. This blog is the most popular blog in Quintana Roo, with the most readers, and I am basically homeless. I think I am doing something wrong here. It is hard to make money as a writer as I am discovering. There is something to that “starving artist or writer” thing. Not knowing where your next meal is coming from, or where you are going to sleep, tends to make a person a little more creative.
So for now, I will be looking for a long-term place to live, and try to get by in paradise.
If anybody out there wants to advertise or be a sponsor on this blog, get in touch with me, I can put something together for you, high season is just around the corner.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina