COUNTING COINS FOR LUNCH – TRAVEL PROBLEMS

Counting coins for lunch, this was one of the travel problems I passed through in Pará

In the last post I talked about going to Praia do Amor, and about the lunch I had with Raquel in the middle of a rainy afternoon in Belém. What I didn’t mention was us counting the coins to have lunch.

The-bar-that-protected-us-from-the-rain
The bar that protected us from the rain

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After a nice bus trip and arriving practically when the rain started, we decided to have lunch at the bar where we hid from the rain.

I’m used to just using a credit card for everything, including when traveling – something that I’m starting to reconsider.

 At that moment we saw a board with credit card icons we ordered our plate, due to our hunger and enthusiasm 

We ate slowly, watching the raindrops and watching the dishes in the place, which were very simple. It wasn’t the same fork for everyone, each dish was different from the other and the cutlery also different.

Fish-stew
Fish stew

We ask for the bill.

When it came time to pay that was the problem.

When the bar owner arrived with the bill, he told us he wasn’t accepting cards.

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He ignored our requests for, so I asked him to try to turn on the machine or something like that.

The way was to count the coins, luckily I had taken some money to pay for the bus.

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Raquel had a little more money, but it wasn’t enough.

I took the coins from my pocket, it still wasn’t enough.

I rummaged in my backpack and found some more money “kept” in it.

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We counted, recounted, and we almost didn’t have enough money to pay the bill and r to take the bus back.

I think we spend more time paying than enjoying the region.

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