So, here we are, about two weeks into the tourist season. And surprise, surprise. I have a met a string of very nice visitors, who I am really enjoying spending time with. In fact, tonight I actually sought out a group of four who are staying at Aurora’s. They are the nicest people, and I am really having a nice time getting to know them a little.
and son of Luki, my now dead favorite dog here in Chacala
It turns out the people I ate dinner with tonight have been reading at least two of my Chacala blogs. Somehow it hadn’t occurred to me that they might of. Although I should have known, since they came to Chacala on the advice of a mutual friend who has also visited Chacala.
They had a computer print-out on their table with what looked like a photo of Chacala on the front page. I asked what it was, and they said it was a Chacala blog, and asked if was I the author. I had forgotten it just says “Anonymous” for my name.
I flipped thru the printout, and had kind of a flash of guilt. Along the lines of “oh my God People are reading what I write about coming to Chacala, and are taking it seriously". Somehow I don’t think I really realized that people were taking my version of Chacala reality seriously. Funny feeling, and kind of nice too.
The first time I heard a visitor tell another visitor that he came to Chacala as a result of reading this blog, I felt really weird. Sort of embarrassed. And sort of pleased. And sort of worried about being part of the problem (bringing more gringos to Chacala) or part of the solution to Chacala’s economic problems (bringing more tourists to Chacala).