When we arrived in El Sombrero late at night, it was difficult to find a place to stay. But, we finally found something of a motel with a corrugated steel roof and cinder block walls. The ownership of the business was as poor as its patrons. Old vehicles were parked in stalls by their room, and so we did the same. The room was simple whitewashed cinderblock walls with a bare lightbullb dangling from the center of the ceiling. The shower was a cold water pipe dangling from the ceiling of the bathroom, so that when one showered, everything in the room was drenched. The bed was a cotton pad on a wire cot with springs, but it was a double bed, and so we slept. In the morning, we received a hardboiled egg and cup of coffee for breakfast--on the house.
For those vagabonds traveling through this really wasn't a bad place. I recall be concerned about mosquitoes because we didn't have a fan, but for some reason we didn't have buzzing in our ears or swat ourselves all night long. We pulled the single clean sheet and slept until we heard the families stirring next door and truck drivers warming their engines in the gravel parking lot. The price was less than $10-, so we couldn't complain.
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