31 October 2013

Yestrday, I had a manicure. There are questions during a manicure. Here, they are posed by the manicurist in Spanish. I politely nodded and smiled at every one – including, I guess, the one about nail polish. I now have the shiniest fingertips in Cuenca – for a guy.

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Tonight’s highlight was a trip to the symphony. The program featured the 1812 Overture. It was an open air affair held in the courtyard of a huge museum. Because it was held outside, the pyrotechnics were, to say the least, extreme. Theatrical canons, loaded with flash powder boomed on cue – I mean BOOMED. This  was followed by a five-minute-straight fireworks show that you could feel, it was so loud.

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While was out and about today I had a beer with my lunch. Friends and acquaintances (and probably some people who’ve only met me once) will be chuckling and thinking – only one?  Well, look at the size of this sucker…

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Note my bus pass ID leaning up against the bottle.  That’s 24 oz of brew yur lookin’ at pal. And, it sells for two-fifty a pop!

After lunch I went walkin’. Now, I know that some may see the next photo as tasteless, but, as soon as I find the “Jock Straps ‘R’ Us” store – the pictures will be right up there:

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I did take a few architectural shots, too (in hope of a bit of redemption).

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And for those of you who wonder what I do with my fingers while I’m taking pictures with a a tablet:

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Tomorrow night, I’m attending Day of the Dead (“http://artcuenca.com/events/day-dead-celebration-0” – for those of you who want to know more). This is a yearly celebration in much of South America. The event starts with edible dough sculptures and liquid concoctions at 8 p.m. My review will follow.

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