Tuesday, February 09, 2016

No heaters

People who live in Guatemala, hardly ever install room heaters into their homes. There may be a little discomfort during winter. But Guatemalans are hardly aware of that.

However, I am a Californian. When I am home in Guava Gardens, I go over to adjust my heater all the time. Doesn't matter if it is 70°F, I'll likely raise it to 72°F.

Why am I writing about heaters this morning? Because it is 57°F outside in Panajachel.

Mixed fruit and coffee
11:30am - I'm having a cup of coffee at Ricasoli in order to use the WiFi. Also to watch people walking by. On the way here, I bought a little plastic bag of mixed fruit from the lady fruit seller located near my hotel, on the main road thru town.

The last time that I ate at Ricasoli, I was served a bowl of vegetable soup with my supper. I asked what kind of soup they have today? "Cream of broccoli", the lady in the kitchen told me.

I ordered a small bowl.


Healthy eating
Since arriving in the Town of Panajachel, I believe that I am eating healthier than I ate at my home in La Mesa, California. My breakfasts are especially more healthy because of the mixed fruit.

I am planning to adopt the same idea of eating what locals eat for my supper too. Soft tacos filled with perhaps BBQ chicken and vegetables.


Slow day
Avenida Santander, the street with most of Panajachel's shops and restaurants, is usually very busy around noon. Today, it's different. There is no steady line of Tuk Tuk taxis.

What are shoppers doing this afternoon?

Avenida Santander on a slow Tuesday afternoon


Price for peanuts?
How much should I pay for an ounce of peanuts from a street vendor?

Pollo Campero
5pm - Pollo Campero is a fried chicken place. Sorta like KFC. I ate at Pollo Campero just yesterday. And here I am again! Their fried chicken breast is really good!

There is a hot spot at Pollo Campero. I am making this post using that spot. This is not the really healthy meal that I wrote about earlier! Just tasty.

Good fried chicken

3,361 Steps so far
My iPhone reports that so far today I have to double my steps to get to a 6,500 goal. Sundown is at 6:06pm6. This means I will be walking after sunset. Not into dark, however.

I don't like to be out after dark!

6:45pm - Made 6,885 steps!  :)

Learned about peanuts
I bought a package of salted peanuts in a small grocery store. The selling price is 6Q for 2.8 Oz. [This price is equal to 2.14Q for 1 Oz.]

A young girl nut seller that I met this evening on Avenida Santander asked 10Q for 1 Oz.

I told the young girl nut seller, "No acuerdo!" [No agreement!]


24 comments:

  1. That is a cool start to the day, hope the temp picks up for you. Some walking will warm you up.

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    1. Contessa,
      It's already 65°F at 11:45am.

      George


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  2. It is so great to see you traveling again George. I have followed you from almost the start. I too have found that I am traveling more by public transportation and staying in hotels and such. Panajachel is great. I hope you also visit a couple other of the towns around the lake.

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    1. Hi Mike,

      "You have followed me from almost the start!" That is a wonderful compliment!!

      Thank you sooooo much !!
      George

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  3. You may want to invest in an electric blanket to help keep you warm. By the way I love the pictures you post -- any plans for some short videos?

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    1. Hi Sheila,
      During my 10 years as a full-time RVer, I produced a bunch of videos. Most of these videos are stored on YouTube.

      George YouTube Videos

      George

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  4. That chicken looks so-ooo good, George! Love the fact that you are posting again so regularly. You make us happy and you seem happy, too.

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Yes! I am happier now that I am posting my blog again.

      Thank you for writing.

      George


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