|Nice selection of sweeties.|
Any how, this "blending" of beliefs has provided us with a whole new way to appreciate solstice. It includes vast amounts of sweets...that got your attention. The vendors line the main square with kiosks of pasteles (baked goods), caramelos (candies), dulces (sweets) and every thing else that could contain sugar (yes this includes cotton candy with a distressing soupçon of propane fumes - sorry for throwing in the French word, but I can't imagine anything more appropriate!). These kiosks allow you to take samples of all the things you were afraid to ask about and TRY THEM. (Not gratis, of course, but we spent a whopping $4 and had dessert for three nights.)
|Candy as far as the eye can see!|
|Tower 'o' Power!|
One last note on our container. It arrived safely in Cuenca last week. The storage place is in a burrough of Cuenca that seems to lack street names, so the movers were forced to drive around in a cab to find us, even though we did give directions. (We think the cabbie was a buddy as he stayed to help unload the container.) Nothing sounds like it contains shattered glass, which gives me hope and all boxes are accounted for.) It's getting harder to wait for our new apartment to be finished as our stuff beckons us and we're looking forward to the comforts of home.
It did strike me, as I stood outside in a light jacket, under a dark sky, waiting expectantly for the firework display that this is a pretty amazing place.