This Photo is in Mexico on Roserito beach, we tried to sit down eat some food and drink a little, but that was interrupted every five seconds buy someone coming up to us and trying to sell us something.
We took it in our stride and just kept saying our “no thanks were fine” but these Mexicans were persistent! To try and get the deal they would send their children up to try and make us feel a little guilty.
One bloke finally tricked us by throwing these metal objects into our hands and telling us it was free. We were intrigued, so believed the man and tried it. The device ends up sending volts through your body to make all your muscles contract. It hurts big time. Yet it was kinda cool so we Ethan and I both did it again, this time for photo evidence for this blog.
After we were done the guy tried to hit us up for 4$ American. It was no longer free as he had first promised. However his slyness was matched by Ethans, Ethan gave him 50 cents Australian which the guy was very impressed with. He thought it was worth a lot of money because of its size and interesting shape.
my experience taught me that nothing in Mexico is free… just super cheap
Hi Hayden (and Ethan) — sorry that the treatment of tourists in Mexico was “shocking” (love the pun by the way) … it is often hard to crack through the frontline and veneer of street vendors. You handled this with quick wit — the Australian 50 cent piece was a great decoy.
Do you think you got close to a part of Mexico that wasn’t just about selling stuff to tourists — or do you feel that it was representative of “just another touristy experience”?
August 16, 2010 at 10:05 am