Some Excitement Today in Mahahual

We had some excitement in town today for a change, a VW van caught fire right off the malecon.  It was one of those “hippie” vans we see here all the time.

VW van on fire, right off the malecon

VW van on fire, right off the malecon.

It was a normal day today, nothing much going on.  We had a cruise ship yesterday, so the town was quiet today.  I went into town and stopped by some Mexican friends who live right off the malecon on the main street, and have a balcony apartment.

They had invited me for lunch, and we had conch cerviche, which was pretty good.  These guys are vendors who have a shop in the cruise ship port, and I have known them for a long time.  They were showing me some Amber stones they had gotten from Chiapas, that had insects inside.  We were looking at the amber through a microscope, which was pretty cool to see an insect in a stone several million years old.  That is another story I will be doing soon.

We had finished lunch, and I was sitting on the balcony watching what little traffic came by, when I saw a bunch of people running down the street towards the malecon.  I could not figure out what was going on, and I kept seeing people running in that direction.  One guy ran by and yelled “fuego”, which means fire in Spanish.

Well I jumped on the bike, and went to see what was going on.  I got down the street a little bit, and I could see a bunch of smoke.  When I pulled up there was this van on fire, and a small crowd watching.

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Even the Rural Police showed up.

Even the Rural Police showed up.

As I was taking my photos, a woman with tattoos rode by on her skateboard and yelled at me, “I saw everything, a guy in a red shirt got out of the van, and a couple of minutes later it caught on fire.”  I don’t know this woman, but I have seen her around.

So that my friends is the up to minute news here today from Mahahual.  No injuries, no one hurt, just a little excitement to liven the day up here.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina


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