A break from the action for a moment.
Ben and Maddie are staying with a fellow who’s teacher, Jenny, took us for lunch in her beater Renault Master. There were five in the car. Here’s Jenny. She was a live wire.
As we drove the short distance from my B&B to the restaurant we passed a single story government building that had been demolished by a crowd
Gas station guarded by riot police
We had cuy, guinea pig, for lunch. They’re native to the Andes, specifically southern Colombia, Equador, Peru and Bolivia. I didn’t particuarly like it or dislike it. There wasn’t a lot of meat. It was disgusting to look at, obviously. I can’t remember if i got two heads or if someone gave me an extra.
Head close up
Limb close up. You rip this off and eat it just like a chicken wing. Yum.
Ben picking out an eyeball, trying to make a bad situation worse for everybody
Not easy to eat. Various degrees of completion – Ben about 95%, me about 70%, Maddie somewhat less.
The group, excluding Andres.