Mungo’s birthday

Mad activities and amuse-gueules throughout the day! Playa Blanca, brunch and mega-burritos at Jalapeños, rosé and prezzies in the afternoon, followed by bubbles at Sundown Point and dinner at Café Playa Negra (great Peruvian food). On Sunday we visit the…

Samará

A lazy day. Trude and Mungo spend the morning on Carrillo beach, I walk to Playa Roble, and Larry takes another nag to discover the surroundings. In the afternoon we go to Samará for shopping and a sundowner at Gusto…

The beach nag

On Wed we set off at 615am for Samará, a complete record never to be repeated by the Cardwells. Trude was completely ready, even Larry appeared less comatose than usual although he claimed (without witnesses) to have been up before…

Towards Christmas

Trude arrives to blustery weather, the Christmas tree being decorated the day before. Richard & Ildy throw a Christmas party, which is good fun. Milena, Amalia, and the Mexican group with Luis (civil engineer) and Arturo (father, economist) inter alia.…

El Jobo day 3

This morning was much sunnier than yesterday’s cloudy start. First we go again to Playa Piedritas to walk to the island on the low-tide causeway. Beautiful geology. Then it’s time for Rajada again, as exquisite as yesterday, except the jays…

El Jobo day 2

Woken up by the cloven hooves of the house nag, forever loitering around the cabin and pooping indiscriminately. We are a couple of effers, Mungo fawning and me fulminating. First stop is Playa Manzanillo, full of beached fishing boats and…

El Jobo day 1

We escape house cleaning and German for a 5 hour drive up to Bahía Salinas and El Jobo, where a delightful rustic cabin, Chalet Carey, awaits us. 50m up from parking, a struggle with the latest ghastly pill. But what…

Bazaar ABC

What better way to start the next blog, but with a detailed report on a visit to Mungsie’s favourite Chinese shop, on the Santa Ana ‘high street’. Here all can be bought, shades of Harrods indeed, except differences in quality…