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Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

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Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

Recently returned from my 8th visit to the island in less than 2 years (yes, I need an intervention). I must confess I always use to look down on people who went back to the same place over and over, thinking the world is so big, why don't they explore! Now I eat crow! I am one of those people. What can I say, I found my happy place....

I won't bore you with a trip report. Who wants to hear about my watching the sunrise, walking around town and basically doing nothing. I did have many little moments during my last trip that reminded me that I go to Isla a lot so I thought I would compile them in a not-taking-itself-seriously Top Ten. Here goes...

10. Two sentences you hear more and more: 'You're here again!' and 'Vives aqui?'

9. You are giving your new-to-the-island taxista directions.

8. Islenos ask if YOU remember them, not the other way around.

7. You have once appeared on Wentcoastal's blog.

6. You know where Maria and her pepitas live.

5. Your Facebook friends no longer comment on how often you are there. Frankly, at this point, they just assume you never left.

4. You sometimes score the 'local discount' in restaurants without ever asking.

3. The minute you arrive to Puerto Juarez, you run into someone you know.

2. You know more island 'chisme' that you'll ever care to know.

1. Ferry rides back to Puerto Juarez are not a sad affair, because most of the time, next trip is already planned!

What are your signs telling you that you are an Islaholic?

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41. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

You know what is funny . . . I have been thinking about this . . . like some things we do on Isla that we would NEVER do anywhere else. For example, how many of you would buy pastries out of the back of someone's car anywhere else you travel to or even where you live? But of course, it is perfectly acceptable on Isla. :)

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42. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

We have a large Hispanic population near us so I buy a lot of food out of backs of trucks, van, cars, you name it :)

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43. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

You can multitask in new ways. ..... holding on to a pizza in the golf cart at night where you fly over an unseen tope avoiding being thrown out and then have to bang the headlight back on

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44. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

checking the webcam then messaging local friends to tell them how windy it is at the beach

knowing that some nights it will take an hour to stroll down hidalgo because you see so many people you know, or don't know yet

checking the intersections in exposed areas during the day for sand, so you don't slide through at night

remembering to find a good "brake" rock before you need one

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45. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

When you can't take 2 margaritas with you in your car (golf cart) to the other side of town......

...and I too cry on the ferry ride back even though I know I will be back soon. I HATE leaving Isla, my home away from home.....my little island.....

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46. Re: Top ten signs you go to Isla a lot...

What a great thread...one and all!

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