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Only on 2: Reno, Mexico Share Similarities

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The first time I went to Mexico, I was 12, and it was on a Disney Cruise. Honestly, that doesn't count. So when I went last week to Guadalajara, I was expecting to find many differences between the two nations. However, that wasn't exactly the case. 

First, Walmart is just as popular there as it is here. You can't walk more than three blocks without running into a 7-Eleven, and if you're lucky, you might even find a Best Buy. This one surprised me: Johnny Rockets. 

A tour guide for the department of tourism in Zapopan tells me Guadalajara does face a water problem, but nowhere near as serious as ours. Despite that, many restaurants have taken measures. At one place, the water turns on by placing your hand directly under the faucet. It's not a censor, but an actual knob. It guarantees that every drop of water will be used on your hand. 

And if you were to travel to Mexico or Latin America and still want to get your 80's music fix, you're in luck. There are many 80's and 90's stations on the radio.

“I Just Called to Say I Love You,” by Stevie Wonder happened to catch my ear. 

"We have stations that play regional music,” said Hector Trujillo, a chauffeur. “Many people like the classics in English. We have many English stations."  

As for Trujillo's favorites? 

"The 70's, the 80's, disco music, the classics,” said Trujillo. “All of that.”

I asked him if he liked Stevie Wonder.

“Claro que si."
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