Second full day of sunshine and the beautiful blue and azure waters are returning in force~!
Today was a jumble of learning new things about island life…. like trying to get your mail…. had a process in place, but this is the first time I actually used it – as far as getting something sent to me. Took some doing, but finally got my first delivery – Yay~! Lesson learned – meds you would normally get in the mail, you now have to get from the customs center at the airport…… plus pay local customs tariff’s. Thankfully not terribly expensive, but those ‘cheap’ mail meds are now not quite as cheap – plus having to go all the way to the airport. Thankfully, currently being located about as far away from the airport as you can be on this island, I did find out you can have your stuff delivered – for a nominal fee of course, but absolutely worth not having to make that drive and face that traffic 🙂
While out and about, needed to fill up the gas tank for the first time — lesson learned – be appreciative of the fact that ‘little Japanese thing’ your driving gets really good gas mileage as gasoline here is $4.38 CI — that is $ 5.48 USD per gallon….. (Imperial gallon)
Most drinks here (aside from beer) is $10 CI ($12.50 USD)….. Haven’t bought a carton of smokes yet – but ONE time when I unexpectedly ran out – I paid a mind bending $13.60 CI for 1 pack ($17.00USD) — another really good reason to give them up. I have found out, they can be found for $8.50 (USD) a pack – which is better, but jeesh…..
Drinkin’ whiskey is equally as expensive, but don’t recall specific pricing – but definitely more expensive than in the good ole U.S.A. Lesson Learned: Living in a tropical paradise (at least this one) comes with quite a price tag.
Groceries in general are more expensive, but I had factored that into planning and those prices are not what I would call out of hand…. lessons learned…. but rolling with the flow and enjoying our island time….. but moving on the first week of November, in search of a less costly tropical paradise. 😉