Hey folks, on my way to a meeting, but I wanted to put up some new experiences. It has been difficult to post at night after running around, mostly because my schedule has been hectic in the runup to departing. Seems like the weekends are easiest to update. But hopefully here is a Friday treat.
Here’s a photo of Plaza Altamira with the clouds and Avilas, at dusk. The Avilas: A Continuing Series (of Beauty)
I went back to the baseball game.
Here is a shot of my friends Mercedes, Demetrio and Jose. Jose helped us get the tickets, which was really awesome. I wanted Mercedes and Demetrio to come because I’ve just been so thankful for their generosity, time, conversation and advice. I hope all of these folks can make their way to Pittsburgh at some point so that I can return the generosity.
Here are the dudes:
While there, I had some Arepas worth photographing.
Here is pulled chicken with Queso Blanco. Plenty of Picante and a little beer never hurt at the baseball game:
Here is Carne Mechada and Queso Amarillo with some ranch-like sauce. They love pulled beef here, and who could possibly blame them?
Each of these were 15 Bs F., which comes to about $2 on the black market. So this ridiculous meal was $4. I didn’t complain.
Oh, had some pizza at a panaderia in a neighborhood near an NGO where I’ve been hanging out. Here is a shot. Ham and Mushrooms. Best pizza I’ve had here. Crust was a little eggy, very good.
Had a Malta too. Maltín is nonalcoholic beer that is sweetened. This is not for me. It is, however marketed to youth by Polar, the biggest beer maker in the country. Candy cigarettes.