I have been needing to get a haircut for the last 2 weeks or so and it finally got to a point where I could no longer stand it so made the effort this morning. I walked down to our usual stylist but she was closed, I can never remember if she is open Mondays or not. I caught a bus and headed to the Casa de la Cultura where I wanted to order a couple of canvases from the fellow who works there in the mornings and does this as a sideline. I ordered 2 canvases from him, both 30 cm. x 38 cm. x 5 cm., lets see in inches they would be about 12 in. x 15 in. x 2 in., for a total cost of 120 pesos which is about $9.43 CAD., they will be ready for me on Wednesday.
I then wandered down the street and bought a liter of brush cleaner from a paint shop. I headed over to a miscellaneous store looking for gold oil paint; but, no hay, don't have it.
I continued down the street until I found a stylist who wasn't too busy and for 50 pesos, about $3.93 CAD got my haircut, naturally I also give a tip.
That done, I was almost at the mercado, (downtown market), so decided to see what my favorite veggie lady had today as I was out of all the stand by veggies.
She still has sweet corn, yum.
This is what I bought from her:
5 cobs of corn
a bunch of spinach.
The ladies usually have things bagged up in clear plastic bags and each bag is 10 pesos; the spinach was 5 pesos for the bunch. This makes it easier for everyone as the money works out evenly.
All this for a grand total of 55 pesos or about $4.32 CAD.
I gave the prices as I haven't done that for awhile and people are always curious as to how much things cost here. The veggie prices vary depending on what is in season, at the moment Tomatoes are cheap. Oranges are also in season now and the price is about 10 pesos for 3 kilos or about $ 0.79 (cents) for 6.6 pounds, which would be about $ 0.12 cents a pound.
Anyway that was my morning.