Hostal de la Abuela
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... we want to go and negotiate a price of $10. Seems reasonable. He drops us off and we meander down the sidewalk. They are working on a lot of boats in this area. Building and renovating. We walk through the fish market and down toward the restaurant area. All the places look similar so we just pick one and order a local beer. It is a large beer so we ask for just one with ...
... and they catch huge amounts of Tuna. Tourism is becoming a huge growth industry too, and in the season, year after year the cruise ships bring thousands of tourists to the area. They also grow Bananas, cocoa and rice between the coast and the mountains. The city looks quite prosperous, with clean tree lined streets, also the people look happy and well fed. We loved our day here, it was quite a ...
... exactly sure what that was, but I thought I would try it anyway. It is awesome! It is sort of a philosophy group of all kinds of people from different backgrounds, but all very intelligent. This morning we discussed the afterlife and what people¬’s beliefs were as well as evolution v. creationism. The majority of the group are on the agnostic, Unitarian end of things, but there is a Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Catholic too¬…all kinds of people. The ...
... amount. So the illegal fuel purchase looks like it might have to be the way to go. Locals only pay $1 a gallon for diesel, but they can only buy 5 gallons at a time. (to stop them selling it illegally). Internationals pay $4.50. So the black market is alive and well. Just not a good idea to get caught. The yacht club here charge us $43 per day to use the dinghy dock!!!!!! I have negotiated it back to $25 a day from Sunday onwards ...
... places don't open until 8am at the earliest, a lot of places (other than food spots) break for lunch between 1-2pm, and just about everything closes at 5pm. Between about 5-7pm it can be pretty difficult to find much more than a small cafe or despenseria (tiny convience store) that's open. Then, around 7:30-8pm bars and other resturants open up for the evening.
That's just a few of the changes around here.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service