Playa Cabo San Juan
Jul 16, 2009
|The next morning right on schedule our “taxi” arrived. We arrived at our new campsite and thought that we really should protest something. Tents were everywhere and it looked like a tent city. Don’t most people in tent cities protest something. We could protest their definition of a walk and insist they name it properly.
Day two at the beach was not a super hot day, but was sufficient enough to catch some sun.
Tents at Cabo San Juan are $50,000 a night, and bathrooms and showers are 500 pesos. It is hard to remember to take money everytime you go. It makes you think there are some jobs you really don’t want to have.
What do you do for a living?
I collect money from people who are going to the bathroom, and ask them if they want paper.
Wow, does everybody want paper?
Funny thing, many of the women want paper. (Of course, if I am paying, you are supplying the paper)
Do all the toilets have seats?
No, not all of them, but there is no discount if there isn’t one, and I also have to make the appearance that I am keeping the washrooms clean, that is why I have my big black rubber gloves on the table.
Do you like your job?
Well, I guess there are worse things, I could be a postal worker or a transport inspector, and that would have me dealing with people’s shit in a totally different way. (It is New Years here, and we hardly slept because of the all night partying, hence the sarcastic tone)
The only seats at Cabo San Juan are in the restaurant, and they frown upon you using them unless you are eating. What this means, is when it gets dark, which it is completely dark by 7:00 there is very little to do, so why not head to the tent and read and try to get sleep. The only problem not everybody works with this mentality, and party and carouse, and around midnight, can’t figure out which tent is theirs because all the rented ones look alike. It can be very disconcerting to have a flashlight shining into your tent, as people try to find their way home. Cory started taking to shining the light back out at the people. Oh yes, and when you can’t find your tent late at night when everyone is sleeping, it helps if you call to it in a very loud voice.
Maury, had told us about the Panaderia (bakery) lady who comes by with fresh bread. Now this isn’t just any bread. Of course, she had the standard ham and cheese, but Elaine really enjoyed the chocolate bread. Yes, chocolate goes with just about anything, but a large bagel shaped loaf with chocolate inside is definitely a treat.