Yesterday we went to one of our favorite lunch spots, Erva’s. For the first time, we noticed that they serve pizza. Better yet, they have a “personal” pizza size for $20 bze ($10 usd). While I think that is a little pricey, Nige wanted it, so he got a ham, pepperoni and pineapple pizza.
I, on the other hand, opted for the Lobster Fried Rice for $19 bze ($9.50 usd). Unfortunately, it was very dry and the lobster was over cooked, so I had to drown it in soy sauce (that’s the first time I had a bad meal at Erva’s).
Before leaving Erva’s, I stopped in to use the restroom. There I saw something I’ve never seen in Belize, only in Mexico. A table of handy women’s products, like hair gel, body lotion, and perfume!
Usually in Mexico you’ll go to a bathroom in a club, and the entire sink will be lined with these kinds of products – make up, hair spray, combs, barrettes, tissue, lotion, etc. A little Hispanic lady will be waiting with a paper towel to take the few pesos you offer her for the use of these things. Brought back some memories from the past.
After lunch, we headed to Western Home Supplies on the Western Highway, right as you leave Santa Elena. I had heard it had a good selection of more “American” type products, so we decided to check it out.
Right away, I was excited to see a wall of Old Navy sandals, which I bought about 12 of while in the States on my August trip. They were selling them for $5.50 usd, though, and I know you can get them for $1 usd in the States – that’s custom duties for you. Plus, they didn’t have any sizes over 8. I’m a ten, so guess I’ll have to keep buying mine in the States.
Next I checked out some Lysol Disinfectant spray, which I always have on hand for my trash cans. This store wanted $19.50 bze. I was pretty sure I could get it cheaper at my Three Flags grocery store, so I passed. Glad I did, as it was only $16.95 bze there.
Nige did buy a Milky Way candy bar for $2 bze ($1 usd), and I got a bag of these delicious little butterscotch candies for $4 bze ($2 usd).
Not overly impressed with Western Home Supplies’ selection or pricing, next we headed to Sweet Tings, the best place to go if you want real dark chocolate or baked goods. I picked up four Goss Dark Chocolate bars, which usually last me over two weeks, for $4.25 bze ($2.12 usd).
I also bought some Fruit and Peanut snacks, which I like to nibble on late afternoon if I get hungry before dinner. They were $4 bze ($2 usd).
What’s your favorite late afternoon snack?