Monday, July 15, 2013
Tamarindo's French Connection
Several Daily Photo bloggers this weekend noted Bastille Day, so I am a little late, but they have prompted me to post this photo as a way to comment about Tamarindo's French connection.
The sign in the background advertises a computer business named "Mr. Tom." They provide products and technical support. So what is the French connection? I read a local newspaper article years ago about the owner of the Mr. Tom business, and he is French.
Of course they asked him if his name is Tom, and it is not. He said the reason he chose the name is that "Tom" is that people who speak any language can pronounce and understand it. Tamarindo is full of foreigners. In addition to the person who owns Mr. Tom, the people from France include the interior decorators we used for our two condos, the photographer who took the photos of our condos for the websites where they are listed, the lady who runs an activity shop on the main street, and the young woman who works for our property management company and takes excellent care of our guests is also from France.
This week we are showing photos from Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.