Tuesday, November 3, 2015
On my motorcycle trips I always add the quantitative results of my travels. The total amount spent on gas, hotels, and the distances of course. It is interesting in retrospect. Basically the accommodations here were $3000 and the flights were also that. So that is $6K U.S. before leaving home - plus an extra 30% conversion! Anyway.... No more money write-ups about this trip. It is expensive, but looking around and feeling the heat and warmth as I type, I am sure it will be worth it.
I am sort of making a plan of attack of things I want to do here. I brought running stuff, but it is hilly (like Rossland), and the streets are narrow.... It may not be a priority. But I would like to get snorkeling and scuba diving at some point, and would like to get out sailing. I notice the neighbour has a bike and from what I know about my Ottawa experience, bikes can take me places. So I will have to get friendly with them.
The wildlife includes goats, dogs, and chickens. We got a notice in our cottage to not feed such animals as they will return and be a problem/pests - that is understandable. But you can’t go very far without being barked at, maaaa-ed at, or cock-a-doodle-doed at. There is also 2 kind of lizards that we see often, a leaf tailed critter about 8 inches long, and just a newt/salamander like lizard too. They are all over, and make no noise to write about.
With the walking situation and the wildlife, the area feels quite third-worldish. Plus there are a lot of dilapidated houses/shacks too. I have also seen a far amount of cars up on bricks with their 4 tires removed, there is a bunch of unfinished housing projects noticeable, and I have also seen more then enough garbage and litter on the streets. On the other hand the climate, the views, and the nicer houses and cars make it look like paradise. In my opinion it is an equal mix of both thus far.
Posted by DRM Exploits at 10:14 AM