Yesterday we followed The Drifters and went “Up On The Roof.” Today we are going to listen to The Beach Boys and go “In My Room.” (For those of you who don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I’m sorry you missed all the good music and are stuck with the crap they play now.)
Anyway, I just want to show you what you could be living in IF you were staying in a hotel in Guatemala and weren’t stuck with a “Holiday Inn” mentality. My room cost less than $8 a day. Included is WiFi, cable TV (which I never use), all the purified water I want for drinking, and it is clean, clean, clean.
If I were to change one thing, I would ask for more hot water. The hot water here is the typical “suicide” hot water heater for Central and South America. Meaning it is an electrical rig hooked to the shower head so you get “hot” water on demand. In practice, what that usually means is you can get lots of water from the shower but it is cold water or, you can get warm water with little water pressure. Never both at the same time. I guess you just can’t have everything.
By the way, I am certain I could get this room cheaper if I were willing to bargain a little but I already feel like I am getting a lot for my money. I use about $1.25 worth of purified water a day and if I had to pay extra for WiFi that would be running me another $1 or so. So my heart is just not into trying to bargain down the price of the room.