Sunday, September 2, 2012

Container living...yup, corrugated containers for sleeping!

After the day from hell, when we tried to navigate from La Fortuna to San Isidro...through Cartagena which took us hours, we researched hotels in San Isidro. As we drove into town, tired and cranky, we saw a hotel sign for $30 per night. We stopped and found that this was a hotel built out of container storage units. It was corrugated metal, like hurricane shutters, but the room was clean, had a microwave and a fridge, with bathroom and hot water shower....and all for $30. So, we stayed. The experience was interesting because there was NO insulation between the metal walls. At 11:30 p.m. some men checked into the room next to us and began talking. Talking was followed by TV watching and at 1:00 a.m. they went to bed. Up at 4 a.m. because it is broad daylight...Kenz slept, I didn't. Cool concept, inexpensive but not a good night's sleep. We did get eat at a great Italian restaurant and had the leftovers warmed up in the microwave in the a.m.

We had a great TV and actually watched CNN in English.

 To the left of the stand is a bathroom door. We had to keep it shut because there was a hole in the bathroom window and we didn't want bugs in the room. This container room had a wall air conditioner...quite modern but very noisy. Our kitchen.

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