The rent is 20,000 rupees/month - about $650, not including utilities - quite reasonable.
In Southern California, a similar place would probably cost about three times as much. Can't complain......
A cyclist lives here: Residence Beau Soleil, Albion.
Funny thing is that the pool is very rarely used by anyone here - hardly seems worth the trouble to maintain it. Also note the absence of rooftop solar water heaters on most of the buildings; this is quite different from Réunion, where the vast majority of buildings have them. Instead, here they have just unheated water in the kitchen, while the bathroom shower has a small electric heater just upstream of the shower head. I have seen gas-fired versions of these in Chile, but this is the first time I've seen electric ones. Seems a bit counterintuitive to have an electric appliance in the shower, but it actually works quite well.
A couple of new souvenir bike jerseys....the graphics design and production is pretty basic, but at only 650 rupees (about Can$ 21) each, I'm thinking I should have bought more....
The local brew - very nice beer.
Photos belong to Jaro Franta.