The time is finally here for me to leave Montezuma and return home for Christmas. It’s bittersweet. I’m happy to becoming home to friends and family, but I will also miss the new friends I have made and the place that has been my home for the past month and a half.
Montezuma is a unique town, it’s a special place of mixed cultures and people. It’s small, so you quickly come to know everybody. For the most part everybody is friendly, but you cannot give everybody your trust. The locals are use to people coming and going, to them it is their life. A lot of them are also use to taking advantage of tourists. They’ll be your friend and at the same time try will be taking money out of your back pocket. Luckily, I or anybody I know has not had a problem with this. There was one night where we almost got into a fight because a kid from the town over was trying to start trouble for no other reason than to get into a fight, but the locals we taught in English class came over and beat the trouble maker up. Apparently he’s known for trying to start stuff and they don’t like that.
Anyway my last two weeks have been filled with a lot of chillen, drinking and job searching. Scattered in there I’ve had some really good dinners and caught some really good waves. I don’t have a job yet teaching English, but I have applied to a couple of places. I’m not worried, I’m going to continue looking and hopefully find something when I come back on the 6th.
I’m not looking forward to the cold but I am looking forward to Christmas. It’s not the same here and does not feel like the holidays at all. I will miss everybody I’ve become close with, but I’ll see them again.
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson