Photographer's Note

Ok, back to my travelogue of our Mexican Vacation!

This scene was captured at the market in El Fuerte. Our guide Rodrigo explained that this man was the "natural pharmacist" and these herbs, sticks, barks and roots are homeopathic cures and remedies. I think his title should actually be "Shaman", he had lots of things that could cure your ills. I wish I had him close by right now because Nyquil and aspirin and cough drops sure aren't doing it for me - been sick for a couple days now...

Anyway, it was interesting to note this man doesn't get the business he once did - the modern remedies and drugs advertised on television are much more popular with Mexicans these days. I hate to watch the commercials for drugs - they end them with all the possible side effects and I wonder why I would want to take that chance?

Have a good weekend, I'm going back to bed to try to kick this cough!

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