17.6 oz Spaghetti – $1.40
1.6 lb Chicken – $3.25 ($1.01 per lb)
Six Medium eggs – $1.00
0.3 lb Roasted Sweet Potatoes – $0.87 ($1.52 per lb)
Colonoscopy with anesthesia – €285 (~$315)
One of the most common questions by people in the earliest stage of considering living in Portugal is about the cost of living. They’re usually sent to numbeo.com. I’ll be able to estimate my cost of living after a few months here. Until then, and because this blog needs photos, the details of my visit to the market yesterday, converted from Euros and metric.
Sandwich Ham – 7 oz @ $.84
FRESH, juicy Strawberries – 1 lb 2 oz @ $1.80
Broccoli – 15 oz @ $1.42
Tangerines – 1 lb 3 oz @ $1.12
100% OJ – 1 qt 2 oz @ $1.51
Took this photo after the strawberries reminded me of Jar Jar Binks. Seriously.
Many magnificent, mouth-watering, messy, mellow yellow mangoes.
Only time this isn’t included in my snacks for a bus to Bangkok is if I can’t find it.
Only reason I don’t eat it more often is there are more nutritional ways to consume the same amount of fat.
Not enough Americans visit Hua Hin for bakers to cater to their tastes. My urges for sweets are weak and far between so it doesn’t matter, or it can be filled by ice cream or gelato.
There’s a new baker in town. One who does both European and American goodies (at least for now). With the best coffee I’ve had in Hua Hin. Then one day there were brownies. Displayed to show the cut side so one could conclude that just might be a real brownie.
It was. And it was goooooooood.
1. They don’t know what it is either.
2. About 8pm, Tesco-Lotus workers mark down or make bundles of multiple items for the price of 1 for both produce and bakery. These people seemed to be waiting for the clerks to finish attaching all the new price tags. No idea why they weren’t grabbing what they want as it was marked.
3. Had I noticed the boss lady wasn’t in the shop that morning, I wouldn’t have ordered soft boiled eggs. Usually this place is dependable, but I guess boss lady took the kitchen timer with her. My 4 minute eggs: