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Published: December 5th 2012
It is truly a paradise here, beautiful weather every day but not so hot that we need air conditioning. Our condo has ceiling fans which are sufficient to keep us comfortable. There always seems to be a nice breeze going through, which also adds to our comfort. The windows have screens although we have seen very few bugs.
We can't get over how cheap things are here, like groceries and booze. Groceries are about half the cost, the variety is much larger and the quality seems better than what we get in Nelson. Everything is fresher: produce, meat, cheese and of course fish. A couple of things are different, milk is all reconstituted and not fresh. Both milk and eggs come in cartons on a regular shelf as opposed to a refrigerated area. There are many of the same brands we are used to as well as other Mexican brands that are new to us. I bought a pair of reading glasses yesterday, $6, they're really nice too, at home probably $30 or more. Beer is about 80 cents a can as opposed to $2 per can at home. Tequila is half the cost. Canada is starting to seem extremely
You don't drink the water from the tap, all drinking water is bottled but so much cheaper than compared to home. Since we only recently came off a boil water advisory at home, this is also something we are already used to.
There are less rules here in general. Want to have a beer while walking down the street - sure. We see whole families on one motorcycle, new born babies carried between the rider and passenger. People in the back of trucks (like the old days.) Certainly not the safest practices and not something we might want to do, but it's just kind of nice not to have so many rules for everything.
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You guys look like you're having a blast ! Pictures are really great !