Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
108Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Casa de Pascual
An amazing lunch was served, beans and rice, mango egg salad, chicken, and fresh squeezed cherry juice
Throughout the day Pascuals english improved, while our spanish became worse, and our brains began to hurt. After the walk we were served Cinnamon ice cream out of what are best described as condoms. Delicious. Pascual Wife joined us for a long walk to the Basilica, a massive cathedral cast in concrete. Along the way we purchased a new coffee strainer, and Grady picked up a bottle of MamaJuana, some sort of aphrodisiac bark soaked in honey, red wine, and rum. It is not tasty. Pascual introduced us to everyone, including his sister. He showed us a building lot in the downtown section he wanted to buy 'someday' which cost about $10,000 USD. We stopped and got coldbeers and Cokes in a park, and started to fade
The Basilica was massive, impressive, and impossible to photograph. It was open air, shady, and very cool inside. The grounds were equally impressive. We ate cheese empanadadillas for 7 cents each. The bus back was packed. After a random bus change in a dark parking lot, arranged by cell phone, we arrived back at the marina complex gate, and had dinner at a gringo taco restaurant, which was terrible after such a day. After returning to the boat, the pool was poached, cocktails served, and a movie watched, The Patriot.
Just before falling asleep, exhausted, Grady thought of an excellent idea. Tomorrow we should do something better than today, and it was decided we would go for a sail.