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Monday, April 27, 2015

German Bakery, SuperMaxi and Hotel El Quijote

Aloha Everyone,

There are many bread shops around our apartment. This morning we walked in search of the German Bakery. Sliced bread was offered to us as sample. They were all so good, but we decided to purchase just 2 loaves.

Our next destination was SuperMaxi. Everything is organized, meats are wrapped in plastic. Except for all the labels being in Spanish. it's like shopping at Safeway or WholeFoods.

I was able to find Kellogg's brand Muesli and imported almond milk plus Celestial Seasoning's tea. Occasionally you need to treat yourself .to comforts of "home."

Our taxi driver was a very pleasant Ecuadorian. When he found out that we've been to Giron and visited El Chorro last Saturday, he became very loquacious. We had a pleasant conversation. Our fare was $2 that included a generous tip.

Hotel El Quijote is the 3rd of the 6 hotels located in historical buildings I hope to visit in El Centro. As the name connotes, paintings, drawings busts and sculptures of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza were all over the place. The restaurant is located on the ground floor.

When we told the waiter that we were there for lunch, he assumed that we wanted to have Menu del Dia. (Menu of the day)  Mushroom soup, orange drink, main dish of chicken and rice, and apple and ice cream with liquor dessert came one after another. I skipped the juice and the chicken but otherwise the meal was excellent. The cost was $6 per person plus tax and service charge.

Before dinner, we went out to make my daily phone call to my Mother and our children.

Aloha -- Cathi