So far, everything in Bogotá has been very inexpensive:
- Lunch: $5
- Movie with small popcorn and soda: $12
- Average 15-20 minute cab ride: $6
I finally found something that is outrageously expensive compared to home. I paid $20 for these pecans for the charoset I was assigned to bring to Passover seder.
When I took the package off the shelf, it was full and would have cost almost $50. I had misread the price (move the decimal one place to the left and the cost is reasonable). It had not occurred to me to ask whether I could buy less than the full pack. I am grateful the checkout clerk (1) called my attention to the actual price and (2) offered to sell me a smaller quantity.
BTW, walnuts weren’t even an option.
Outrageously expensive pecans
Last night, I was in Bogotá eating dinner at an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant, drinking Argentine wine, when the chicken dance song comes on – in French. Cultural dissonance? Harmony? Mixture?
Whatever you call it, it’s a small world.
Note: The restaurant is Mediterranea de Andrei in the Usaquén neighborhood. The dinner was delicious and I would go back.
… a manicure/pedicure. Turns out that’s less than $8 (and included the tip I chose to give—some American habits are hard to break). I could get used to this.
Next up: finding out how much massages are.
Postscript: I discovered that this might have been a slightly expensive mani/pedi by Bogotá standards. I am living in a nice part of town and I think the salon is priced accordingly. While wandering through a neighborhood close to school, I saw mani/pedis advertised for anywhere from 2,000-4,000 less.