Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time to explore. After a trip to The Fish Market and a sampling of ceviche. So we trekked up and down the calles of Casco Viejo. It was interesting to note the decaying and crumbling buildings right next to renovated buildings. Many places were in the process of renovation. The streets are incredibly narrow. We found out later that the government built an extensive bridge, actually a causeway, around this neighborhood of the city so as to keep that area undisturbed. And he decaying buildings were being restored, not razed. How not like Chicago. We kept well hydrated but I wanted a more serious beverage, so we climbed up to a rooftop bar. No menu, so we asked for a drink with a local spirit. And that turned out to be Seco Herrerano. This is made from sugar cane, and can be used in drinks like either rum or vodka.. They added some passion fruit juice, a little lime. Ah, yes.
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