As we settle into our new home in the far outskirts of San Juan del Sur, the peace and beauty are fantastic. Relaxing by the pool enjoying the view is wonderful. The view street side is a little more subdued though than what we have been used to.
I have to admit I do miss the endless parade of tourists and locals that passed by below our balcony when we were living iin the townsite of San Juan del Sur. The non stop offers from the pedlars for everything from avocados, sea food, chairs, coconut water, sunglasses (weed), or pots to name a few kept you engaged no matter what.
I had mentioned previously about the festival we were fortunate enough to enjoy from our condo. It is still one of my favourite sights of our stay there.
Transportation options were another area we were privileged to get a glimpse of.
And my all time favourite was the motorcycle transportation. Not as wild as Asia, but certainly beyond anything you would see in North America. The economy of being able to transport your entire family plus baggage on a 125cc bike cannot be over looked.
We also had the opportunity to observe the Municipal employees at work. San Juan del Sur is one of the cleanest cities I have seen in Central America. The garbage is picked up everyday, sometimes twice a day. This includes men tidying up the beach every morning.
And of course the local Constabulary would show up at fairly regular intervals.
The sight that made me really pause was the armed ice cream delivery. About once every week or two the ice cream delivery truck for the store across the street from us would have a shotgun toting guard to help with deliveries. Different priorities in different countries I guess.
It was a normal sight to see local gringos out walking their dogs on the beach (the beach is an off leash area). This lady just took it to the next level with her menagerie.
Speaking of birds. The wild parrots that hung out in the trees and utilities on main street were beautiful to watch.
All in, living in the middle of San Juan del Sur was an awesome experience. The bar, “The Black Whale” was a bit loud 6 nights a week (thank goodness for Mondays) but overall, we tip a glass and say thank you.
We are looking forward to the next couple of months enjoying the quieter country living just outside of town.