Azogues. The city with art on every corner. If you are looking for history and paintings, wandering the streets is better than visiting the 2 or 3 museums.
There were huge bottle containers like this one in front of the museum I visited and other government official buildings.
I went to the very small library in Azogues. I wanted to see their classics and most recent books. Instead I saw a huge periodical newspaper section and seemingly old books. Both times I went, the only people there were the employees.
Unlike the library in my neighborhood, that caters to people of all ages and is always busy, this library was vacant and almost boring….maybe if I read in Spanish my experience would have been different? I am not sure.
Ecuadorians eat bread like Americans eat Candy. Every week we paid a visit to the panaderia. This was a sweet pastry and my favorite. Like the perfect student, I forgot what it was called.
I had to remember that a lot of the plants were cactus. This one was really beautiful and after taking a few pictures of it, I reached out to touch it (IDK WHY?!). Maggie tried to warn me by shouting, ‘No tocar! No tocar!” but it was to late.
I stood there picking the pricks out of my finger for a while.