The town by the river
Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
136Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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the little town by the river.
Our day of cycling was pleasant as we cycled through lots of little villages and agricultural land. There were lots of cattle grazing and cowboys on horseback herding them
were collected from the side of the road.
As we arrived in to town a smart looking guy approached us on his motorbike and asked if we needed any help/directions. He immediately put us out of our misery and spoke perfect English to us, which was a real surprise as most people can’t speak any English at all. He was really friendly and helped orientate us to the town and told us which shop was his if we needed to find him for any other help.
After we checked into a hotel and had a siesta, we went for a little walk around the town. Kory had a few chorizo sausages and jacket potatoes from a street vendor and I took some photos of the river in the evening time. We found a little joint that sold beer by the river and enjoyed a couple
of cold ones as the sun set. A young chap who worked there came over to chat to us, but didn’t seem to grasp how little of his language we spoke. He was really patient though and persisted to try to make us understand the conversation. He was 15, went to school in the town, and helped out each night at the beer stall because his friends owned it
We then went to a long row of street stalls where Kory and I tucked into a dinner that was similar to the previous night, amongst loads of local people who were happily eating and socialising. The town was fairly big and sprawling along the river, but had a nice vibe to it, with lots of big churches, a few green parks and full of happy,friendly people.