|Clear Water? Yep.|
So yesterday at about 7am I got up and started packing. I nommed the free breakfast (tea or coffee plus toast w/ sweet toppings), checked out, and was on my way by 8:30.
|Mujeres from the ferry dock.|
Anyway, for m$100 a night (about us$250/month) I have a bed in a (girls only) dorm, hot and cold running water, a private balcony, kitchen access, wifi, all the hammocks I care to rock in, and one heck of a view. Did I mention that my bed is less than 100 feet from the beach?
|Room with a view.|
At the first shop, generously called the grocery store (there are 3 on the island, I think, each about the size of a (small) convenience store) I got 900g of rice, 210ml of tomato sauce (like crushed tomatoes, not ketchup), 450g of lentils, and 200g of pasta (I think that was it) for m$35.50. The tomatoes were 5 pesos, and I might get them again, I don't know yet. Fresh ones are m$12/kg, and may be a better deal.
|Roof View, too. Hammocks behind me.|
So yeah, 1kg of (*really, really*) fresh tortillas for m$8. I'll probably finish them in the next couple days, before they go weird.
Then off to hunt down the veggie guy. 1 head of garlic, 1 white onion, 1 (decent sized) zucchini, m$15. I'm told there is an actual veggie market here somewhere, I'll have to hunt it down tomorrow.
- 1/2 medium zucchini, sliced/ chopped into 1/4th rounds (2.5 pesos, .21us)
- 1/5 white onion, chopped (1 peso, .08us)
- 1 clove garlic, diced (.5? peso, ~.04us)
- 5 tortillas, small, fresh (~1 peso, .08us)
- oil (from the free bin), (.02us?)
- 1/4 tsp salt (also from the free bin) (<.01us)
Fry up the veggies in the oil and salt, stuff into tortillas, eat. Total cost, about m$5, or... 42 cents US.
I think picking up veggies ever day or every other day, if I can figure out what's cheap and in season, I can probably eat pretty good *here* on $1us a day. Heck, that's 12 whole pesos, and I only spent 5 on lunch.
I guess it makes up for the *really* good US$15 dinner I had last night.