Taking a stroll in Barranco
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I went to Barranco to meet MJ (Astralphoenix) there. Since she wasn´t in her hostel yet I took the time by the forelock (can I say that??? :-) ) and went for a little walk around Barranco. First I walked down to the beach to breathe in some sea air but to my disappointment it smelled rather of car emissions because a busy road runs right next to the beach. I wonder which genious came up with such a stupid idea to disfigure the coast like that. Anyways, I just tried to fade out the traffic and instead watched some rubbish being washed ashore. Hmmm, still not good, so I watched the surfers instead and then got bored and walked back up the walkway to Barranco called Bajada de los Baños (translation please! :-) ). Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs).
Haggard dogs roam the streets, street vendors are trying to sell the latest kitsch and children who have just finished school are frolicking around in the warm afternoon hour.
After this interesting walk I went back to Barranco´s main square on which stand Barranco´s church and Biblioteca (library).
I was just about to sit down for a rest when MJ called me and said she could meet me now.
I really enjoyed my day in Barranco. It´s a good place for taking a stroll, having good food and meeting a friendly travbuddy :-)