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San Andres - North End - 7
JUNE 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The official exchange rate at time of writing was US$1 = C$2,900 (Colombian Peso / COP). I came from Rodadero near Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast of the Colombian mainland.I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for 5 nights at US$32 / night … Rodadero was a pleasant surprise. The beach was good and there were plenty of budget restaurants where you could get a reasonable meal for as little as C$10k / US$3.35 (but, C$15k / US$5 was more ‘normal’). And, you find cafe-marts overlooking the beach […]

San Andres – Colombia – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To Stay


MAY 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The official exchange rate at time of writing was US$1 = C$2,819 (Colombian Peso / COP). I stayed a total of 8 nights at the Hotel Veracruz in Panama City, Panama. I stayed in a Double Room for US$21.60 / night. It was a large room with 2 Double Beds and 1 Single Bed (which made the room small to walk around in). In Panama City, I took the opportunity to clear out my suitcase of rubbish and to replenish some worn out clothes. There are lots of Shopping Malls in […]

Cartagena – Colombia – Information



SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in the Queretaro Historical Centre is a problem … On ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP600 / night (60% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR: the Departamento Estander. I paid MXP434 / night. As pure accommodation, I thought that the Estander was good value for money. The problem with it, however, […]

Queretaro – Mexico – To Isla Mujeres


AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in San Miguel is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP650 / night (65% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I tried to book a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. There was only 1 in our price range … and, that 1 was booked out … so, an Hostel was my only option … I […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – To Queretaro



AUGUST 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Guanajuato and include: Transport from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende 7 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Hostel Food & Drink Other / Miscellaneous CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Guanajuato to San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende Information, and Buying a TELCEL Prepaid Plan. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON BACKPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Ajijic to Guanajuato. I stayed in a Vacation Rental for 7 nights. Accommodation in Guanajuato is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room with Ensuite for less than MXP700 / night. So, as with Ajijic, I changed tack and pre-booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. The cost was US$167 / week (MX442 / night). The Vacation Rental was very comfortable. You entered through a hallway. Off the hallway was a separate lounge with Cable TV. Off of the lounge […]

Guanajuato – Mexico – To San Miguel de Allende



AUGUST 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Ajijic and include: Transport from Ajijic to Guanajuato 7 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Vacation Rental apartment Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Ajijic to Guanajuato, Guanajuato Information, and Buying a TELCEL Prepaid Plan. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON BACKPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I […]

Guanajuato – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Tlaquepaque to Ajijic. I stayed in a Vacation Rental for 7 nights. Accommodation in Ajijic is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a Double Room with Ensuite for less than MXP700 / night. I changed tack and pre-booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. The cost was US$200 / week. The Vacation Rental was very comfortable. I had a large bedroom, large ensuite, a private roof terrace, and access to the common areas like the Dining Room and the Kitchen. In the […]

Ajijic – Mexico – To Guanajuato



JULY 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Puerto Vallarta to Tlaquepaque to attend Spanish Immersion Classes. I stayed in a Homestay for 14 nights. I pre-booked the Homestay through my Spanish School. The cost was US$21 / night including Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Saturday. The Homestay was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a room in a house with an ensuite … what I got was my own separate unit. I completed my Spanish classes and it was time to move on. MY PLAN: I am not in Mexico at the best time of year. Down south near Oaxaca it is the […]

Tlaquepaque – Mexico – To Ajijic