This is the new mega-store in town. It's called "Cemaco", and it looks kinda like Sears, or maybe a mini-Sam's.
We went to check it out yesterday, but I didn't bring the camera, hence the photos of the ads! They have a little bit of everything, I think.
(The prices are in quetzales. Divide by 7.4 to get the price in US$.)
Oh, see that brown and black "welcome" mat on the left? We bought one of those for our front door. It is so nice, and really knocks the mud off all those little shoes that come in and out all day!
I got a little bit glassy-eyed walking through the kitchen gadget section. Look straight ahead and just...keep...walking....
And look! A real lawn mower! It used to be that you had to go all the way to the capitol to find those. Probably because most people here still used machetes to cut the lawn, lol.
Looky here, right next to the modern fixtures are the big, multi-use pilas. What? You don't have a pila in your house? LOL! It is used for everything from washing clothes and dishes, to bathing children. Now that I'm used to my pila, I don't know how I ever did without it!
And here are modern roof shingles, next to a modernized version of the Spanish tile.
How things are changing here in our beloved Xela! Modern conveniences sure can make life easier, but it makes me a little sad.
Can't quite put my finger on why.
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