Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cost comparison

6AM - Cost information
You may be interested in some cost information for the Town of San Pedro La Laguna.
  • A boat-taxi ride from San Pedro La Laguna to Panajachel takes about a 25 minutes and costs 25Q [$3.25US].
  • A tuk-tuk taxi ride anywhere in San Pedro is 5Q [65 cents US].
  • Rent at the Hotel San Antonio where I am staying now is 60Q/nite [$7.80US].
  • Breakfast at Lole's, 2-pancakes, eggs, ham, fruit bowl is 35Q [$4.55US].
Morning commute
San Pedro to Panajachel boat taxi

7AM - Hanging up clothes
Do your recall how my clothes were hung up while staying at the Don Carlos Hotel in Panajachel? My room at the Don Carlos did not have a clothing rod for hangers. The same thing here at the Hotel San Antonio. No clothing rod!

In the yard next to my room I found a bamboo pole.  That bamboo pole is now a clothing rod.
Jorge's hanging clothes

9AM - Up on the roof
There are three floors at the Hotel San Antonio. I am on the 2nd floor. There is also a roof where tenants may go. There are a couple of water tanks on the roof and a couple of chairs too. Of course the view from up on the roof is fantastic!
Looking toward the Panajachel dock

10:30AM - D'noz Restaurante
The D'Noz is located just above the Panajachel dock, I'm sitting on the outdoor deck and the water of Lake Atitlán is beautiful from here.

A fruit salad has just been delivered to my table. A large plate of banana, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple. A cup of yogurt. A cup of granola. New Mavicita wants to capture a pic of the fruit salad to share with you. However, we do not have the transfer cable that connects to MacBook with us.

Cost of the fruit salad 22Q [$2.86US].

1:30PM - Pussel E. Cat
A little cat lives at the Hotel San Antonio. This little guy spends a considerable portion of its day on the balcony in front of my room. On this, our 3rd day here, the cat decided to make an entrance inside my room.

I was taking a nap on the bed, and he jumped up and made himself comfortable on my lap. After grooming for awhile, he went completely to sleep. I went to sleep too.

We call him, Pussel E. Cat after my son David's cat of the same name.
Pussel E. Cat on my bed

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