Monday........................Metro train and shopping at the outlet stores,
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This morning Mauricio drove Marcela and I to the metro station. The metro is a train which runs above the ground and often well above the street level. It’s about ten years old, very cheap to use, and the trains are modern, clean and comfortable. We went to the north of the city, which is generally a poorer area and at one point it was quite smelly with the rubbish in/near the river. On the way we passed by the centre of the city and Marcela pointed out places of interest. It’s a great way to see the city and there’s also an arm of the metro which goes to the west.
After reaching the northernmost point of the metro, we went south again to a large shopping mall, Majorca, which has many outlet shops, like in Bridge Road, Richmond in Melbourne. We stayed there for several hours. I bought a pair of shoes and Marcela a blouse, but there weren’t many clothes suitable for me as they were mainly for young people and also the sizes were very small. Good leather shoes here are very cheap, soft and comfortable.
We took a taxi back to the house for tea. Marcela cooked some traditional food, fried pork pieces, tiny yellow potatoes, rice and fried plantains and then we had figs cooked to a recipe of Mauricio’s mother’s.