17. 3. Looking for a place to stay

Holbox

🇸🇮 Na Holbox sva prišla pred nekaj dnevi, ko je bil otok še poln turistov in ni zgledalo, da je epidemija kakorkoli vplivala na tukajšnje življenje. Hostel Tribu (lastnica je Tinina someščanka iz Izole) je pokal po šivih z ljudmi in aktivnostmi, kar grozen občutek sploh ob zavedanju situacije doma. Zato sva bila prve dni nadpovprečno pogosto na vezi z vsemi doma (pomaga, da ste v karanteni z ogromno časa :)) in sva največ pozornosti namenla izogibanju ljudem, pitju tekile za razkuževanje in mirjenje živcev in se odločala, kje se bova za nekaj časa ustalila. Holbox je čudovit kraj, sploh zdaj, ko je veliko ljudi zapustilo otok. Živela bi praktično na plaži! Je pa to majhen otok, ni naju prepričala (vsaj na videz) omejena zaloga hrane, vode in zdravil. Na koncu sva (malo za smeh malo zares v stilu House Hunters International) za en mesec najela stanovanje v Playa del Carmen. Vseliva se v petek, zadovoljna sva z odločitvijo, hvaležna, da sva skupaj, da imava relativno malo skrbi v primerjavi z velikim številom ljudi, in da ste doma vsi uredu.

House hunters

🇬🇧 When we arrived to Holbox a few days ago, thid was still a bustling touristic island. We’re staying in Tribu hostel, owned by a fellow Slovenian from Izola, and it was at it’s maximum capacity. Needless to say, in such times this made it quite hard to relax, with people mostly still acting as if the world was not in shutdown. We spent most of the first two days avoiding everyone, checking in with people back home, drinking tequila as much to disinfect as to calm our nerves, and trying to decide where to go. Turns out it’s not easy to decide where to (eventially) quarantine yourself. Holbox is lovely, especially with so many people leaving, we’d practically be living on the beach but it’s a small island with what seems like a limited supply of fresh water, food and medical facilities. Considering pros and cons, and having some House Hunters International style fun with it, we eventually booked an apartment in Playa del Carmen for a month. We’ll be moving in on Friday and feel very relieved by the decision, lucky that in times like these we are together, with our family and friends doing well at home. One day at the time.