While I am welcome to use the office computer here for urgent email, there is no wifi here. Or in Quilimari. To get wifi, the only way I can connect to the Internet with my iDevices, I need to take a second micro to Pichidanqui. If I am lucky, the Internet there will work. It is not uncommon for the Internet, ATMs, international phone lines, et cetera not to work in this area. Two weeks ago, it took me three days of trying before I could reach my bank to solve a problem. We were down to $20 in cash. Fortunately, the grocery store took VISA.
S finds the area very agreeable as well and has decided to spend at least a week. He is especially taken with the beach. The water temperature is excellent, the surf gentle, and the sand and water sparkle with gold-coloured flecks. It is spectacular.
Not sure when S will leave but I’m here for a month.
The office. The white circle on the ground is a spiral drawn in round white stones.
I walk past the geraniums on my way to the kitchen. Mine is the far cabin.
There are four cabins like the ones pictured. Mine is the one on the right. In another section, there are two cabins with kitchen included.
I take my Jibbigo-equipped iPad to the communal kitchen in the event anyone wants to talk to me. I’m learning Spanish as fast as I can, but given I didn’t speak a word when I left Canada, you can imagine…
The bedroom window view.
Various balcony views.
The pool is 7 strokes end to end.
The mosaic alligator, in case you didn’t guess, is beside the pool.
The meditation hall. In the back is a treatment centre where they offer massage, reiki and other stuff. Nice little morning meditation spot.
And… yup, beds of quartz rocks. The claim is they are energizing. I find them an interesting place to practice shivasana. Seated forward fold is also kinda fun.