Friday, 2 April 2010

Life in a small community

Living in a small community where everyone knows your name is proving to be a very refreshing break from the impersonality of living in London. Just the other morning, a man in a pick-up stopped alongside me as I was walking along the (only) road in Gila Hot Springs.
Hey, you want some fresh tamales?
Hell, yes! I thought.
Sadly, I didn't have any cash on me, a big mistake in New Mexico. You can't even buy a cinema ticket using a card. Lorenzo comes up once a month, selling his tamales from the back of his truck. He showed me a selection of both meat (pork) and vegetarian (green chile and cheese) and promised to come by the trailer next time he's up. Definitely beats making your own!

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