When It Rains, It Pours
Trip Start Aug 01, 2005
141Trip End Dec 15, 2005
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The ferry is actually a smaller catamaran type of boat and my companion nearly gets seasick on the 25 minute voyage. Once we arrive, the local bus (circuits the islands only road), takes us around to our campground on the far side. Our room is only $15, and consists of a room with two beds...that's it. There is no chair, no night stand, no outlets, just a single light on the ceiling. The door doesn't even have a latch, it just has a hook to keep it closed and a padlock hasp on the outside.
About 400 meters from our campground is a small village of shops with a few restaurants and a grocery store. It's not very busy as it was all originally built to support a ClubMed village across the street that closed a few years ago. The grocery store prices are actually kind of decent, but everything else in this country is ridiculously expensive. The Internet costs about US$10 per hour at the cheapest locations. This is the highest price of the entire trip.
It continues to rain for the rest of the day, so we generally stay inside of our room. The mosquitoes are everywhere, so I set up the mosquito net that I nearly threw away a couple weeks ago. As the campground has very little facilities, I'm restricted to staying in bed under the mozzie net to read for the rest of the day...