|View from breakfast|
For lunch, I get soup beneath the big tree, but have to make sure I get over there by about 12:30, or else they start running out of hard boiled eggs. The soup guy, who has a "Princess" hat from Sea World, chops up a potato, adds a couple small bread balls, a few skewers of beef liver, the hard boiled egg, small crunchy things, some chopped tomato and onion, and finally the chicken broth. I add a scoop of chili sauce, and enjoy. With my second bowl, I get a chapati, bringing the total to $1.47.
Sometimes, I hold back at Luukmans, and enjoy a hamburger from a nearby street vendor. Regardless, the total is never more than $2.56. Any change I have left gets spent on a watermelon slice for my walk home.
Throughout the day, I purchase one or two bottles of water ($0.60 cents per 1.5 litre bottle), but do not shy away from drinking the tap water. This brings my total comfortably under $7 per day for food, though I often drink a few beers at sunset while slapping at mosquitos.
-If I go to sea, I skip the described breakfast and lunch, and choose instead to get 10 chapatis and a few hard boiled eggs. This combination costs $2.60 and keeps me full until dinner, where I normally return to Luukmans.
-The mangos I got in the village, absolutely priceless, though I only paid a quarter. Each one tastes like a Jamba Juice, but better. They taste how a Jamba Juice is supposed to taste. So incredibly juice and tasty and sweet and good.
-I took my first batch of Cipro over the weekend. After a few days and some uncomfortable snorkel sessions, it was time. It was a rogue pineapple I had with dinner last week, and totally worth it.