On Sunday William comes down with a stomach bug. Happily, David, JJ and I do not develop any issues. William starts by handling it with standard flu treatments, sipping liquids and minimizing his food intake, but moves on to medicines after a couple of days. I do some shopping at Supermaxi for soup, and I’m successful in finding one can of Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. It’s imported and costs $3.50, oh well, when you’re sick you want comfort food).
While William is house-bound I go out and about for daily walks. One day I run into a street performer near the central plaza (Parque Calderon) whose “performance” is posing as a business man rushing to his appointment. The fun part for me is that it is not culturally appropriate in Cuenca, I don’t think I have ever seen a “rushing” business man. On rainy mornings the city’s cobblestone plazas take on a glisten under the grey skies while tourists linger a little longer in the cafe’s but those who venture out are awarded with great photos.
By Thursday William is feeling well enough to try his first restaurant meal. It helps that Sunrise Cafe has it’s steak and eggs special on Thursday’s. In the late afternoon Casa Yangoe has a musical performance by Flute and Pepper, talented artists from Venezuela and Colombia. Since we haven’t eaten since breakfast we order a charcuterie board to snack on during their performance. It works out okay - William enjoys the carnivore-friendly meats and cheeses while I love the olives and nuts with bites of cheese. After a bit one of our neighbors at the Airbnb comes into the venue and joins our table. We have a good visit during a break in the music.
By Sunday William is feeling 95%, good enough for an adventure on a beautiful day. We take a taxi to Jardin Botanico de Cuenca, our first visit to the park. It’s a newer park and we can see how it will be very lovely as the plants mature in a few years. William is up for the walk home, 2.6 km (1.6 mi), including going up the steps and hill to El Centro. A cheeseburger that looks like it is in an advertisement at Restaurante Barranico rounds out the week. As a carnivore it’s a pity that William is not able to eat the bun and fries (but I can 😁).
Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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