(Boquete Guide) Today, I went to town. I don’t usually spend a lot of time in Bajo Boquete, normally just enough to accomplish what ever missions were required. Today I spent a few hours wandering around and made a few observations, some new things to share.
Sugar and Spice is serving breakfast these days. I ate there and learned that their bread is baked daily. I know because after their day off, Wednesday, they had no bread available.
I buy readers, glasses for reading, seems to be a symptom of age. I buy readers, I break readers, I lose readers and then I repeat the cycle. Some people buy them at Price Smart where they are about $7 a pair, I buy them at Todo a Dollar for $1 a pair, it takes me seven cycles to burn $7. Todo a Dollar has moved. They are in a bigger space on the main street next to Antijitos Restaurant.
Next to them, just around the corner is a new hardware store, it is a branch of the El Dorado hardware store. More competition in town and the entire once vacant first floor of a new building is now full.
In wandering about I noticed more work going on at the Central Park. I have no idea what is being constructed but they are laying rebar and have a pile of plywood in waiting.
Finally I decided to visit the municipal market. Someplace I don’t often visit. I did notice two things, one new one old. Some stands are now posting prices, this reduced Gringo Bingo.
The prices were much lower than across the street in Romero, I know I checked. I also discovered at least one vendor I have not seen for some time remembered me with a smile.
I think if bought something she might have smiled more.