San francisco / San Pancho, Mexico
May 2016 - September 2016
San Pancho, as the locals call it, is a tiny fishing village located an hour north of Puerto Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico. Similar to the neighboring town of Sayulita, it's much less trafficked. It's a warm, tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone, which explains why I get quizzical and curious, though friendly, glances when I walk around. Pictures below.
It's a busy day here!
Everyone in town comes to the beach for sunsets, which means that instead of 1 person every 500 feet, there's 1 person every 200 feet.
View from my apartment looking west up Egypto Street. That place with the blue awning has the best tacos in the world.
View from my apartment looking north. The hospital is to the right (not pictured), conveniently located next to my place.
It's a four-apartment casa. I have one, Paula (the landlord) has another, one is empty, and a friendly Argentinian man occupies the fourth.
The walkway to my door, which, as you can kind of make out, has a Mexican flag made of popsicle sticks on it.
If I'm in my apartment, I'm probably in this main room. Lord knows I'm not in the kitchen, and my bedroom (off to the left) is usually 10 degrees hotter than here.
You'll notice I moved one of my two beds into this room since it's cooler.
I have two specialities: eggs and PB&Js.
I only occasionally sleep there, since it's about 10 degrees hotter than the main room.