We took the local bus into Acapulco. It cost 5 pesos (42 cents) each for the 11.6 km (7 mile) trip. The local buses are all independently operated, and they can be in any condition, so some of them are totally beat up, and some of them are fixed up nicely depending on the operator. They can have music blaring and decorated inside the way they want. There are no standards, so it’s very interesting. The bus we were on was very basic, but we weren’t sure it was going to make it. Sorry no pictures, we were trying not to look like tourista’s!
There is now a new Bodega (owned by Walmart) store across the street from the Chedraui grocery store. We checked prices at both stores before deciding on the Chedraui. Usually, the Bodega has better prices, but in this case the Chedraui had better prices, and better selection. We hadn’t done a grocery shop since Jan 28 so the fridge was looking pretty empty! The deal of the day was the grapefruits. They had a skidload of them, and the were on sale for .86 pesos (7 cents) per kg. We bought four large pink graperfruits…for seventeen cents! They might as well have been giving them away.
We took a taxi back to the campground because we had too many items to carry on the bus. The taxi cost 80 pesos ($6.75), and I gave the guy 100 pesos ($8.40). He was helpful with the groceries, and a nice guy to talk to. So different from most taxi drivers in other parts of North America! The taxis in Acapulo are almost all VW Beetles. The older style of Beetle, like the ones from the 1970’s. The older style of Beetle was manufactured in Mexico up until 2003, and there are still LOTS of them on the road, especially in Acapulco.
We did some more cleanup this afternoon, Ruth doing some more laundry items by hand, and me working on Sherman. We’ve decided to stay here one more day because we still have some cleaning to do. The motorhome gets pretty dirty from the salt blowing in from the sea.
Our spot at Acapulco trailer park.