Best Mani-Pedi in Bogota – Nailed It!

image001(1)Very typical… as I’m on my way out of Bogota, I finally meet the best mani-pedi (and waxing, apparently) ladies in town. The word for nails in Spanish is “uñas” with an ñ but they understand “mani-pedi.”

The ladies make house calls and bring everything with them include a vast array of nail polish. They simply need access to warm water. The cost is 50,000 pesos (about $17) no tip required.

And then you get to relax and be pampered as they rub, scrub, scrape, massage, and polish your nails. Ah…

Thread and Bare – Spa Life in Dhaka

Getting threaded by the skin of her teeth.
Getting threaded by the skin of her teeth.

Another of the good things about life in Dhaka is getting pampered. While the spas and salons may not be as high end here as one would expect elsewhere, it is relatively inexpensive. I have had haircuts for 600 Taka ($8) which is not as cheap as it is for the locals but still inexpensive to me. The prices make it easy to go to the salon (usually ladies only) and get plucked, massaged, waxed, threaded…

Threaded bare.
Threaded bare.