Poor Scott caught a bad flu bug yesterday so sadly our exploration of Cuenca seems to be pretty much done for now. Today he is still down for the count and tomorrow we head back down to Guayaquil . He’s feeling a tiny bit better but still needs to stay close to the Banos. For lunch yesterday I just ate the remnants of our picnic but for dinner I decided to wander out on my own .
I was in search of some kind of soup for the patient. So I heard from some fellow travelers here at the inn that there is a restaurant about halfway up the dreaded stairs called The Wunderbar. So off I went ! I was attempting to talk with the bartender and find out if they have soup, I said ” sopa de pollo?”. She said see, see, no pollo but some other word I couldn’t begin to understand. And then she whips out her smart phone and uses her translator app!!! Yippeee! Thank god for technology even up here in the Andes!!!! The soup of the day was veggie , not ideal, but better than nothing. I ordered the soup for the sicky and spaghetti with meat sauce for me. she gave me a glass of wine and I sat outside to relax and wait for our dinner. While I sat outside I was contemplating how glad I was to be able to wander out by myself and feel safe. Granted, I didn’t wander far, but even had I decided to huff&puff my way up the rest of the stairs into the old town, I don’t think I would have felt any different. Although, I will be so happy when I can speak Spanish! I love to connect with people and not being able to do that just kills me!