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Took it easy today, just went into town and made it in time for a Carnivàle parade. Spent most of it trying to avoid the peculiar custom of dousing each other with baby powder or what looks like spray mousse. Looked really wet and sticky

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I wandered into a little locals restaurant in a courtyard, had a nice meal for $2.50, including a refreshing jugo (juice). Rice, beans & pollo and since my Spanish is rusty, I couldn’t figure out what else he was saying but I understood “res” that’s beef. It included very tasty beef soup, a caldo de pata, which I should not have googled afterward, but oh well the cows feet soup was still quite good ;p (bonus points for Castle fans who’ll get a chuckle out of that)

Had a “taco” for dinner, another tasty $2.50, the taco was shaped into an ice cream cone shape, much easier to eat standing up

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I’m going to use AirBNB for most of this trip, so far so good, this first place is more like a guesthouse/regular BnB than the typical AirBnB, but very nice, all the basics, super nice family.

I won’t be updating for a couple of days as I don’t think I’ll have internet access in the Galápagos Islands.

Take care everyone

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