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I-Mockery's Road Trip To Mexico!
by: -RoG-

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And here it is... La Bufadora! The crowds would wait for the water to spurt out of the blowhole.


We climbed up on the rocks for a better view of La Bufadora in action.


And what a fine view it was.


Ka-pow! When the water bursts up, it makes an incredibly thunderous sound.


From another angle.


The vegetation growing on the rocks combined with the water constantly blasting up was beautiful.


I was trying to get a photo of a little fiddler crab on the rocks, but now I can't even remember where he was.
So yeah, enjoy this exciting photo of rocks.


Some bursts go way higher than others.


That's where the water goes down into an underwater cave and then explodes upwards.
Alrighty, well now that you've seen plenty of La Bufadora, let's get back to more of the shops.


Super Warrior Ninja Force or Ninja Rangers?
I gotta go with the Ninja Rangers.


A fantastic hand-drawn sign to promote viagra to the elderly.


SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARK!


SHAAAAAAAAAAARKS!


As you can see, this merchant had a ton of shark heads.


And baby sharks squashed into display bottles filled with blue liquid.


There were a ton of these homemade wrestling wrings and figures.
What I love is how they printed out random WWF (I refuse to call it WWE) superstar photos for the center of the rings.


Voltron, you are no longer ruler of the skies. Introducing...
FLY FOWL WAR FLEEL!


This shop sold fireworks and showed off their magnificent grasp of spelling.
ROMIN CANDELS!
FIRE CRAKES!
SMOG BOOM!
SPOM BOOM!


And so it was time to start heading back to the States.


Wait, who's that off in the distance?


Oh hi, Jebus!


Honestly, the longest part of our trip was waiting in a long line of cars to cross the border.
If you visit, know that it's super quick to get into Mexico, but be prepared to wait a looong time to leave.


Adios Mexico! Thanks for the memories!

I'm really glad I finally got to travel down to Mexico and experience the country in-person with Re and our friends. Olvera Street is nice 'n all, but it's still not the same as actually being there. Ensenada is a cool little town, but if you're ever going to drive down there, I can't recommend going the extra distance to La Bufadora enough. The scenery and the shops make it well worth the drive. Plus you get to say "blowhole" a lot. Blowhole. Well, that's about all I have to say for this trip, and my stomach is starting to grumble, so it looks like it's time to go fix up some nuggets de pollo!

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Reader Comments

The Dork Knight
Aug 23rd, 2010, 06:18 AM
Hm, if it weren´t so far away!
Member
Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:28 PM
Ha, you didn't even mention that the little boy playing on the rocks is obviously a young Waldo. And you found him!
The face of trapped wind.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 01:07 PM
For some reason it slightly tickles me that Garfield is trying to feed some of his chocolate cereal to Pookie. I think it's because I never imagined Garfield to be much of the sharing type.
Ico Ico is offline
Forum Virgin
Aug 23rd, 2010, 01:50 PM
Mr. Viagra is clearly giving Rog a boner. How can i tell? Well, Rog has his "boner face" on. Too bad it's the only way to notice it...
SKATASTIC
Aug 23rd, 2010, 02:53 PM
That hammerhead shark is intense.
Amicable Herculean
Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:39 PM
I love the Japanese sun guy.
Member
Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:14 PM
"Tacos Nemo"? Is that the best they can do? Here at Monterrey there is a small restaurant called Chicken Lee, an obvious reference to Chicken Little that even uses the mentioned character on the banner at the front of the building.

Zucaritas and Azucaradas... Yeah, these two are not the only brands of food that have strikingly similar names. Talking about potato chips, for example, there are the famous Ruffles from Sabritas, and there are also the Rugges from Leo (quite clever, as the name is derived from "ruges", first person of the verb "rugir" which means "to roar"... And Leo obviously means lion, so...).

I'd get you some photos if I have the chance.
Is a RoboCop.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:32 PM
Soon sharks will be extinct and we will have only Mexico to blame.
aint nobody
Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:40 PM
those shark heads are gnarly looking, could hang them to ward off unwanted visitors

and noticed Fly Fowl's weapon is the sword of Grayskull (2002 version)
I hate this hacker crap!
Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:41 PM
Stolen WoW art? Don't mind if i do!
taco loving zombie
Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:04 PM
i'm gonna do one like this when the dia de muertos market comes here it gets really close since i live sandwiched by two cementeries
also one thing you should have bought in mexico cajeta delicious candy made of just milk and sugar
Member
Aug 24th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Did you go to Mexico with Maddox?
Commarade General
Aug 24th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Good to see you visited Mexico RoG.

Your astonishment about the Frosted Flakes being called "Zucaritas" over here reminded me of, when I was a little lad, I was in my school and our English teacher told the class we had to make a sketch about cereals for the following open class (a kind of stage show for the parents in which the students show off what they do in school and what they are supposed to be learning). As I had lived abroad, everyone asked me the names of the regular cereals were called in English, like Corn Flakes, Cheerio's, Honey Smacks and the like. Most of them were the same in the Mexican market, but no one believed me -not even my teacher- when I told them that Zucaritas are just called "Frosted Flakes" in English. Thinking I was joking with them, they decided to use the weird sounding name "Sugaritas" (pronounced like Sugar with the "-itas" ending) for the sketch. If I had known better, I would facepalmed sooo bad that it would still have medical repercussions today.

And since youre venturing into our country, I once again suggest going to Real de Catorce, a small town in central Mexico that used to be a mining town during colonial days. Since you love the eerie stuff, you'll love that town. It has a strange aura floating on it, you can almost feel your energy being drained while staying in the town.

But unluckily, it doesn't have any drug-discount stores selling Cialis and Viagra, so no Viagra-man.

-Commanderraf
Yizas
Aug 24th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Dude la cochinita is the best japaneses food place in all of México EVER !
With More Yes Than Ever
Aug 24th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Captain Pecker will haunt my nightmares forever.
pickled
Aug 25th, 2010, 01:42 AM
CAPTAIN PECKER THE PARTY WRECKER!
Member
Aug 25th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Those shark skulls and neon-painted skulls should team up.

Oh, knockoff Cliffjumper, where would we be without you? Probably teamed up with Ben 10 and Naruto, that's where.
Forum Virgin
Aug 27th, 2010, 03:22 AM
Another great city you could visit is Zacatecas. They have what I believe is the only underground night club in the world (built inside a mine).
A person.
Aug 27th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Did you see any bootleg NES/FAMICOM games? I love that stuff.
As u wish...
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:47 AM
fantastic article!! maakes me wish i could go to juarez now....*darn, u drug cartel!!!*
Pickled Patriarch
Sep 1st, 2010, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by snoogans View Post
Did you go to Mexico with Maddox?
Yep, he and some other friends of ours went. It was quite a fiesta.

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Originally Posted by Commanderraf View Post
Good to see you visited Mexico RoG.
Me too, it's something I'd been meaning to do every since we moved out here. Thanks for the suggestions in case we do get a chance to go back for another visit.

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Originally Posted by Yizas View Post
Dude la cochinita is the best japaneses food place in all of México EVER !
Really? I wouldn't know... I ate Mexican food the entire time I was there. Go figure.

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 View Post
Captain Pecker will haunt my nightmares forever.
He's a party wrecker, that one.

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Originally Posted by MS-DOS4 View Post
Did you see any bootleg NES/FAMICOM games? I love that stuff.
Haha, I kept an eye out for them, but didn't see any in Ensenada or any of the other areas we stopped by. Maybe next time. Have you picked up any?
Member
Sep 7th, 2010, 07:47 AM
I'm mad as hell that they don't have Garfield cereal in the states I would totally eat that.
Forum Virgin
May 11th, 2011, 08:30 PM
hmm..., i do live out herein Texas...

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