Rio Dulce Update
04 March 2018 | RAM Marina, Rio Dulce
Delightful, just about perfect
There's a lot happening here.
Last night we hooked up with John and Susie from Summer Salt, a couple we met way back in Isla Mujeres. They came over for cocktails at 1700. Our plan was to go to movie night at MAR marina. At about 1745 we called on the VHF radio for a launch pickup. We had dinner reservations and the movie. Alice and I ordered BBQ Pork with baked potato and veggies. Alice had a Margarita, I had red wine.
The setting was very nice, white table cloths and great service. The food was excellent. Now with the movie over it's time to pay the bill.
Guess how much???? Two full course dinners, two cocktails, a movie and a launch service,.........$19.87 USD including the tip. YUP! for both of us it was only $19.87. Unbelievable.
This morning I went into Fronteras looking for varnish remover for one of our projects. Let me describe Fronteras. One of the main Guatemalan highways passes right through the center of the town. Eighteen wheelers passing inches from you as you walk along the road sandwiched between the road and the shops. Unbelievable.
I couldn't find what I wanted so I stopped for a quick chicken sandwich and just sat down and watched. $2 USD for the equivalent of a MCDonalds or Burger King for $7.00.
Sitting, I experienced another world, so much more life, activity and energy than a typical main street back home. An occasional Hyundai or Toyota but mostly motor cycles, scooters, and huge trucks. People trying to sell stuff everywhere. Not many Caucasians, mostly Hispanic looking with a mix of Mayan. People seemed happy, lots of noise, hollering, busy, busy.
Tomorrow we join a group of other cruises for a bus trip to Puerto Barrios. Then we will explore Tikal, Mayan ruins, for a couple of days. The volcanoes, the city of Antigua and more ancient ruins are on the Guatemala travel list.
I'm liking this place, Rio Dulce, more and more each day.