I Skype with Celeste.

I pick up my 3 jars of Oro Blanco coconut oil from Madeleine.

I have lunch at Sambucha’s. Caroline, David, Pat, Renate and Mary Ann and I all share a table and conversation.

I have a nap.

I attend the New Years event at Cafe Cultura for a couple of hours before Pat, Renata and I make our way down to the square. There are effigies on display in front of many homes including a very elaborate collection that attracts many visitors. A bandstand has been set up in front of the church and a well known band performs on stage.

The new year arrives and the effigies are lit on fire in the street. I jump over the fire as is the tradition here.

Happy New Year 2014!

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