The Metropolitan Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 5, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda (day 3)

Thursday November 27…10:00pm

At 8:30am, I rode my bike down to the hotel we stayed at night before last. It’s only about half a km up the road, and I could easily see the hydro crews were still working, I checked with the girl at the counter, and she told me the power wouldn’t be working until Friday morning.  I asked her if I could use the internet in the morning, and
she replied “no problema” with a smile. This whole conversation was conducted in Spanish, so however basic my communication abilities are, they must be improving!

I spent the rest of the morning giving Sherman a clean-up, while Ruth did the laundry by hand. There are no laundramats close by, and the only other option is a place in the nearby town where they will wash, dry, and fold your clothes for 15 pesos per kg. ($1.40 CAN per kg) ($0.57 US per pound). So we hung a line up between the palm trees and with a little elbow grease got the job done for free.

It was Ruth’s birthday today, and Glen said she would make us all a nice lunch on the patio overlooking the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day, so it was really perfect for it (other than the sight of our laundry hanging in the background!). Afterwards, we all played frisbee in the ocean.

What we went through to try and get Ruth a fresh Pina Colada for her birthday!

But we did it...

Having Ruth's birthday lunch

Nice setting, except for the laundry!

The rent lady never came by today, so don’t know how much to put down for overnight costs. The rate does rise by a few pesos on Thursday, and then higher still on Friday and Saturday. We like it here though, and except for the lack of internet it is really nice. We’ll probably decide early next week when we want to move on. I don’t know where we want to be for Christmas, but it’s only four weeks away and we’ll probably want to be around Cancun area for the celebrations. We’ll see.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…401

November Fuel $ 514.74 CAN

November Grocery $507.46 CAN

November Overnight costs $ 57.30 CAN

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