03 December 2023 San Jose

In search of Sunday lunch

Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

I didn’t set an alarm but I woke up early due to a bad tummy… I can’t seem to shake it off.

It’s Sunday so I am able to join the online ‘Sit-and-Share’ meeting before going out for the afternoon. As always, a very pleasant and agreeable experience.

I walk almost the entire length of Central Avenue to the Tuasa bus terminal just to check it out. I might ride the bus to the airport on Tuesday but it would be a twenty minute stroll with backpacks in the midday heat, so maybe I’ll treat myself to an Uber on this first leg of the long homeward journey.

Today is a Sunday, and Central Avenue is packed with people selling things and buying things. It is almost a holiday atmosphere.

On the way back to the apartment, I stopped to look around Mercado Central and to see what was on offer to eat. I took a seat, and a chance, at one of the many food counters and ordered a ‘special sopa’. This turned out to be a bowl of meat broth accompanied by a plate of unidentified stewed meat and vegetables… not quite a Sunday Dinner! 

Back at the Condo Living Apartment, I tried watching the 1st episode of Goosebumps on the Disney+ channel… I don’t think I will bother with episode 2.

I am aware that temperatures in Ireland have been very low for a few days. I made a point of turning off the water supply before I left but I forgot to leave the heating setup so that I could turn it on remotely (or automatically set it to come on) when the ambient temperature drops too low. All I can do now is monitor 2 sensors, one in the loft and one in the kitchen, that indicates the temperature is steadily falling. The current temperature in the loft is -1°C and in the kitchen 4.6°C.

There is nothing that I can do until I arrive back in Ireland in 3-days time, so I will try not to worry.

Other than that, it had been an easy, relaxed and quiet day.

Good night.

Budget costs:

  • Special Soup in Central Market € 8
  • Candó Living 1333 – city centre apartment booked through Booking.com € 46 per night.

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In Search of… something