I wasn’t sure what stores would be open and when, around the holliday, so I decided to stock up on food for several days. I managed to wrap up my writing early and head out. Since I wasn’t in a hurry, and I needed to get my walk in, I decided to walk up my street, rather than down to see what was up there. As I headed up, I passed a tourist couple, clutching their map between them, and carefully avoiding eye contact with me.
After working my way back down to town, I went to the Mega supermarket. For some reason, at the supermarket, I keep getting the same cashier and bagger. All the baggers are elderly gentlemen. I always exchange a few words with my bagger. This time he asked me if I studied spanish at a school. I told him no, that I studied with mi computadora en mi casa. I hurried home to leave those groceries and head out to buy fruit and vegetables.
The lady at the small shop I went to was very nice and gave me directions to a bakery. She asked me if I wanted the bakery with sweets or the one with bread. I said, bread, and she told me that it was back towards centro. I told her I would take my produce home and then go to the bakery.
I passed the bakery with the sweets on my way home. I only went a few paces before wheeling around and going back. I had a free hand to carry a slice of tres leches cake home. I wanted to eat the cake, but made myself head out to get bread.
When I got to the bakery, it had already closed. I kept going, keeping a lookout for the street vendor, whom I normally bought bread from. When I found her, she had already sold all her bread and was folding her umbrella. I kept going and ended up at the Mega Sorina again. Since I was there anyway, I picked up a few more things before heading home.
|Mega Sorinoa||MX Paso||USD|
|Chicken Bullion cubes||$13.40||$0.67|
|Milky Way two pack||$20.50||$1.02|
|4 chocolate mice||$32.60||$1.63|
|Tonic water six pack||$45.76||$2.28|
|five large bread rolls||$7.50||$0.37|
|Tres leches cake||$25.00||$1.25|
Once home for good that day, I took the time to take photos of the food I bought, also taking some photos of food I bought earlier, but had never photographed. Once the photos were out of the way, I made a cup of coffee and enjoyed my cake.
I have really been watching my budget since I have been here, because I spent too much while I was in Texas. The funny thing is, I haven’t bought any street food, not because I couldn’t fit it into my budget, but because I find it hard to spend 20 pesos on a piece of pizza. It seems like too much, even though it is still only about a dollar.