Today, on our way to get apple tree leaves from “our girl” a.k.a. the girl that owns the vegetable stand at the corner of our street, we saw this van that was about 5,000km out of place.
I wouldn’t have expected to see this on the streets of Southern Mexico.
I was so set on proving that it was parked on our street that I had The Kids run back to the house with me to get my camera. I thought for sure that I’d come back out of the house and it would be gone.
I didn’t wait around to see who the owners were because while it’s the first vehicle with Quebec plates we’ve seen (sightings from Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Manitoba have been made), it doesn’t mean that the owners are Canadian. In fact, we see cars with California and Texas plates every day and it turns out that they aren’t Americans at all.
By the way, in case you were wondering why I was buying “apple tree leaves”, to be honest, so was I. Turns out that Artemis’ class will be discussing the uses of certain tree leaves for medicinal purposes. Such as lime, apple, who knows what else.
Mexicans are big believers in the benefits of “alternative medicine”. So much so that whenever I’m sick (like right now), people that pass me on the street (who I don’t even know) often suggest ways in which I might get rid of my cough or whatever else is ailing me. Tequila is usually part of the solution.
that’s interesting. I know before “modern medicine” people used to use plants and natural remedies. but I would have thought mexico would be using pills and other medications instead of the natural remedies.
Very cool to have seen Quebec plates in Mexico. A small reminder of home, Canada.
We always get excited when we see plates from Canada….we say look, they are from Canada, eh 🙂 It’s a thing…… I love how their cures include tequila lol. Here it’s whiskey 🙂
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wow, that must have been a surprise!
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My husband strongly believes in the healing powers of tequila as well….and he’s Scottish/Danish ancestry, with a degree in natural medicine. 😉 LOL!
My gullibleness (new word?) is well documented but does your husband really have a degree in natural medicine? If so, what is it about the tequila that makes things better?
I think drinking it would make me more sick. Maybe that’s the point. Kind of like when you hurt your finger so you hit your toe with a hammer. Suddenly, your finger doesn’t hurt so much anymore…
My husband does actually have a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and lived in Shanghai for 3 years (but he hasn’t practiced in a long time…..). He just really likes Tequila, and will choose that first over “traditional” drugs like Advil or cold medicine, or just because it’s Friday and it was a long work week! 🙂
I love hearing your stories and adventures in Mexico and about what you are up to! The kids are super cute, and I think Artemis is a mini-you every time I see a picture! Love to you all! Cindy
At least you added a little excitement to the day to go back and get your camera, lol. I love how they teach alternate medicine at school, what an amazing tool for the kids to have later in life.
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I would have stuck around as long as I could, just to find out if the owners were Quebecois. Pretty neat though.
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Dear Always a Redhead,
It’s been 24 hours and the van is still there. And, it has all it’s windows. Which is pretty remarkable in itself. We don’t leave our car out any longer than we have to. All cars are targets for vandals.
Surprising finding that on your street for sure
As for tequila, tried that once, I bet the alcohol kills any bacteria in it’s path!
Tequila fixes everything 😉
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We are in Florida right now and saw a plate from nwt!!
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That’s quite a roadtrip! Thanks for stopping in during your Florida vacation. Hope you’re enjoying yourself.
I remember the tequila very well!! Every time I had a sore throat, my adopted grandfather was pulling out a bottle of tequila!! And people were always giving me hibiscus flowers for tea to help my throat (that did work!!)
using plant roots and natural remedies finally took my MS pain away
I am so happy to hear that you have found some pain relief from your MS. Over the past few days, I’ve learned a lot about all the different plant remedies and may give something a try.
It’s a small world after all.LOLThat is so cool!!You must have been surprised to see the Quebec license plates in Mexico.
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I love what they’re teaching kids in Mexico! My personal cure for most illness is Tequila, so maybe I’m Mexican?! Ahh I miss Mexico!
I love seeing plates from faraway places in situations like yours. I always wonder what the back story is!
I have a cough right now too – should try some tequila 🙂
I can’t remember anything from the top of my head. As for alternative medicine, I’m always interested in anything new.
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tequila, the great cure all??? yes please!
that is pretty random to see a QC plate in Mexico!
pretty random and funny
hahaha! Definitely not what I would have expected to see
LOl…that definitely must have been strange to see
Bet you did a double take seeing that so far away from home
Lol, I would imagine Tequila is part of just about every solution there!!
i believe in the power of tequila too! 🙂
I live in a tourist mecca so I see plates from strange places all the time. That van doesn’t look like it should have made it that far though! Lol!