I sit with a newly arrived man from Vancouver at the Juice Factory. The rain has disappeared and the Carnival festivities begin to unfold with water balloons being thrown and foam being sprayed. Merchants are set up to sell wares and food. 

I join Galen at Pura Vida as he enjoys his lunch.

The parade starts Vilcabamba time … meaning an hour later than clock time. The village square is packed and from my vantage point the floats pass right by me. I like how simple life is here.

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I get sprayed with foam on my way home by a drive by foamer.

I research alternative currencies while eating my freshly made popcorn.

I watch season 1 episode 1 of the TV show Touch starring Kiefer Sutherland. Wow!