Take for example, Caroline trying to set up a surf trip for Chris. As I remember it she started the project via a website called TomZap. This site is the main bulletin board for the region around Melaque and Barra. She posted that Chris would be down visiting and wanted to surf. In reply Caroline received tips that if she went to the Surf Bar and asked for Benji, he could possibly help.
We all walk down to the Surf Bar located on Taco Row on the second floor of one of the buildings. The bar always has loud music pouring down upon Taco Row and usually there is someone standing on the street trying to steer people up into the establishment by offering two or three for one shots of tequila. To get to the bar you have to enter a flower shop and turn left, walk down a hall and up some stairs. No wonder they have someone on the street selling the good times.
Caroline disappears down the hall and up the stairs and in a few minutes she reappears following a young fellow who leads us down the block and we end up at San Miguel Hacienda where we have to wait while he goes in and gets Benji. Benji says that he can set the surf trip up but he needs to talk to Lupi and that we should come back the next night and meet Lupi at the Razteca Tatoo parlor.
If you were to watch this on TV, the plot would follow the same sequence of events, but you would probably find the group of Americans being led into the dark heart of the drug world. In Melaque we were passed from surfer to another surf buddy working hard to help find a board and allow a fellow surfer from the US, add another break to his list of accomplishments. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and in the end Chris got a chance to surf in Mexico.