One of the nicest things I enjoy about my mechanic is that if we can’t get to his shop by 5 p.m. to pick our car up, he’ll lock it up tight in his secure yard and let us come by the next day for it. That’s exactly what happened when we were at our friends swimming Monday afternoon and couldn’t get by to grab the car.
So Tuesday morning we headed over there. Turns out besides the oil change and new filter, I had a broken spring in my brakes that needed to be replaced, which is why they felt funny, and one of my belts needed to be tightened, which is why I heard that noise sometimes upon start up. All in all, $111 bze ($55.50 usd).
After we got my car, we went and picked up some more food for our dog, Wilby. There is a Rambocan outlet right in San Ignacio, and we pay $45 bze for a 45 lb. bag of food (sorry about the crummy pic-the bag got opened upside down, lol!.
Next, we were starving (no human food sold), so we headed over to Rolson’s Mexican Cantina to have lunch.We haven’t been there in a while, for whatever reason, but it was nice to relax and take in their incredible views. I ordered the fajitas. For the most part, fajitas in Belize are not the same as fajitas in the States. Normally, they’re served more like a burrito. But here at Rolson’s, since they cater to tourists more than locals, they serve it on a hot griddle like I’m used to. Totally delicious!
Also because they cater to tourists, you will find salt and pepper shakers on the table, without having to ask for them.
Most restaurants make you ask, and sometimes when you ask for pepper, you get “peppa” instead (hot sauce). Just part of the learning curve of living in a new country.
Later that afternoon, got a nice bit of rain. It hadn’t really rained for well over a week, and everyone with gardens and cisterns were sure glad to see it. With as hot as it is this time of year (90⁰), even in the Tropics, plants can die, so watering every two to three days is advisable.
Have you ever ordered one thing in a foreign country and got quite another thing altogether?