I needed a bowl for my Popcorn I am cooking in my room. The cost in Panajachel, Guatemala two Q - or 25 Cents USA.
I needed a toilet brush, the cost in Panajachel, Guatemala is 3 Q, what is that, maybe 35 cents USD.
Think outside the Hotel Box - Open up your brain and buy the things that improves your quality of life.
tokoro from has written 28 comments
The first thing I did after I got settled into my room in a 2 star hotel in Colombo this summer was get to a big local supermarket/department store, and buy a large plastic pail, with a lid, for 250 rupees, maybe 2 bucks, and a bag of laundry soap.
I used that pail for 10 days, to do my laundry, as an ice bucket to keep my drinks cold, to soak my feet in, and to put my feet up on. I left it in the room (for the next traveler) when I checked out.
I also bought a plastic kettle that you can lift off of it's heating coil base, for 1800 rupees, maybe 16 dollars.
I made a lot of coffees, teas and cups of soup and noodles over the 10 days which, by "StarBucks" prices, would certainly have cost me much much more than the price of the kettle had I gone out to restaurants for them. I took that kettle with me in my hard shell suitcase for my next hotel and got it there undamaged.
duriandon from has written 13 comments
fyi: it's easy to know by the plastic color if you're buying product made from virgin
resin or recycled, mostly garbage dump plastic. in both cases, consumer protection is
non-existent so you're probably getting free BisPhenol plasticizers, proven carcinogens and suspected endocrine disruptors....watch out, not for food.
i use my Thai 10-12cm 304-stainless cup, Zebra-Seagull-Rocket brands, $4-5, will last 25+ years. if you want cheap, buy made in china $1, at least 5 years.