Tourist Season Again!

Written by Doug Bower

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Their behavior escalates. They pitch a fit a minute, over what? They really don't know since there is nothing to demand to have and for you to deny them. They don't want to be in Mexico because there is nothing to do.

They begin hitting their parents andrepparttar parents tolerate this behavior. This typical American child behavior is seen allrepparttar 139043 time in America. Whenrepparttar 139044 child doesn't get what he or she wants they beat up Mom.

The local Mexicans look with horror-stricken faces and yet settle quickly into a kind of facial expression,

"Oh that's America for you."

The mother and father somehow find something to do withrepparttar 139045 children. I think they get some Actifed for children and drug them, and put them down for naps. Thenrepparttar 139046 pair goes off to a park to have a knockdown drag-out, verbal donnybrook on a very public park bench with all of Mexico listening and watching.

The local Mexicans look with horror-stricken faces and yet settle quickly into a kind of facial expression,

"Oh that's America for you."

The sweet and loving American family finally gets their act together with one another. "It had to be culture shock, orrepparttar 139047 altitude," they reason. So, off they go to a restaurant.

Inrepparttar 139048 restaurant,repparttar 139049 father begins screaming,

"I know somebody here's got to speak that there English and I wants'em at this here table right now!"

The local Mexicans look with horror-stricken faces and yet settle quickly into a kind of facial expression,

"Oh that's America for you."

And that is today's report ofrepparttar 139050 beginning of Guanajuato's 2005 Tourist Season.

Doug Bower is a freelance writer and book author. He is a columnist with and the Magic City Morning Star. He is also listed with He lives with his wife in Guanajuato, Mexico. His newest book Mexican Living: Blogging it from a Third World Country can now be seen at

A White Noise Machine- Your Solution To Sleeping In Noisy Places

Written by Pilot Paul

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White noise machines are also great for your home or for creating privacy in your office.

My wife used to work as a Family Therapist. Their offices were not soundproof, but privacy and confidentiality were extremely important. They used white noise machines to create this privacy.

I have a friend who could not sleep through her husband's snoring. It was becoming a stressful issue for them. They learned about white noise machines and got one. It didrepparttar trick. Now she can sleep and their marriage is much better because of it.

We have an additional white noise sound machine at home. My travel one is so important to me that I never unpack it or use it at home. I would hate to leave it home and loserepparttar 139042 sleep protection it provides during my trips.

When you first get a white noise machine, you have to train yourself to use it. That basically entails gradually increasing its volume each night. It takes about a week to get used to sleeping atrepparttar 139043 maximum volume. You'll be surprised how you won't even notice it then.

Some white noise machines make "nature sounds" like frogs, birds, or whales. You can even buy recordings of nature sounds to play to help you fall asleep.

While listening to Shamu,repparttar 139044 killer whale, may be relaxing for some people, I don't think they make very effective white noise.

The problem is that nature sounds are irregular. To be most effective, white noise should be steady and constant. Tatt's what your brain is best at adjusting to and tuning out. Irregular sounds, although nice to listen to just don't work as well.

The other weakness of this type is that they often can't be turned up loud enough to mask sleep disturbing sounds. I guess that's because at greater volume Shamu,repparttar 139045 killer whale, sounds frightening rather than relaxing.

I'm familiar with several white noise machines. There is one that I think is superior torepparttar 139046 rest.

To learn which one it is and why, please visit:

Pilot Paul is a captain at a major U.S. airline. He also hosts where an airline captain helps you with your travel needs.

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