Wednesday Sept 22nd. Exploring the countryside

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 22nd, 2010

A mist hung over the Danube and it is cooler today. I decided, to take a bike ride out of town. The corn and grapes are being harvested. When I stopped to take these pictures the grape pickers gave me bunches of the sweet dark blue grapes. The farm houses are all very substantial and attractive looking. Not what you would expect in this harsh and poor environment. It has warmed up in the meantime. When I got here to the internet cafe I had a flat tire. A tumbleweed thorn had pierced the rear tire. I had taken my repair kit with me but it was a good thing that the market is right next door since my rubber adhesive dates back to Papeete and was not usable any longer. I had to wait in line here anyway. The power had been out and the rug rats that play their games are always here. No matter what time of day. I have no idea when they go to school. So the tire glue had ample time to cure. I could never figure out how these kids could afford the rates I was paying here. But then the #2 attendant obviously had been charging me his “special”rates. The boss charges me about 1/4 of what he was getting. And he has fallen in line as well.

 

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