If you break your computer in Mexico and have to get something small and cheap in the interval, two places to go are SUMITEL and COMPUDABO and I think SUMITEL is the best. It is in the Plaza de la Tecnología.
UPDATE. I went to that plaza and it is like the place off Wilson in Lima – a huge maze of small computer shops, like a traditional market, but of computers.
So far I have seen one set of militarized police, wearing ski masks in a marked truck with machine guns mounted on it.
I saw another set of, I suppose, army, in camouflage, but their truck was not marked so they could have been extralegal paramilitaries for all I know.
Cab from airport 200
Various coffees and mineral waters 90
Entry to fair 45
This is 455 which, divided by 13, makes 35, when my spending goal is 20 or 260, depending on which currency one is thinking in, so one can see that it was the cab which did it. Normally, however, I will not be riding cabs from airports, so congratulations to me for otherwise hitting so close, so naturally … although I must say, there may often be things like groceries that cost 200, so perhaps my spending limit is unrealistic. I may make it 455.
…jewelry and silver to repair
…a skirt to reline
but not, this time…
…shoes to repair (although I would take them)
…Brazilian cell phone to change the SIM card of (it takes a different voltage)
…savings card for a drug store chain