Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tiendas, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Puerto Morelos only has three main avenues parallel to and between the beach and mangroves. One of those three avenues has a few "tiendas" scattered along it. "Tiendas" are small stores that sell mostly just snacks, drinks, and some canned goods. Very small. "Los 5 Hermanos" translates as "the five brothers." Note the small shrine by the door.

Near as I can tell, "La Negrita" translates as "the bold."

This is one of the bigger tiendas, complete with a Christmas manger scene on the roof. As near as I can tell,  "Tienda de Abarrotes" translates as "grocery store."  

The Bimbo sign (pronounced Beembo), is a brand of bread produced by a Mexican company which is the world's largest bread maker.  Grupo Bimbo is one of the company names that has been floated recently as a possible salvation for the bankrupt Hostess Twinkies brand in the United States. 

This is a detail view. Note that this tienda even has a room to rent - "rento cuarto."

A couple miles away in the community of La Colonia, is a Super Willy's. I'm not sure what the exact distinction is between a tienda and a market but I think Super Willy's is probably a regular market.

A whole shelf area with rice and beans - the healthy foundation of diet here.

And a not-so-healthy candy and cookie aisle, too.  

The tile on the floor seems to be a work in progress. I like that about Mexico - everything doesn't have to be nearly perfect like we have grown to expect in the U.S. -  here, there are cracked sidewalks or no sidewalks, unexpected holes to step in sometimes, unfinished tile projects in a store, goods stacked high without railings to protect you - it requires the consumer to pay attention when you walk around, act like a responsible person and don't expect the government to always be policing everything and protecting you all the time. Either system has its advantages and disadvantages-  your choice.


  1. "Negrita" is for short to refer a girl/woman with dark skin, so "La Negrita" it would be something like "the little girl/ woman with dark skin"

    1. Thanks for providing that clarification. I appreciate your input.