Maybe not the best for children?… I go around and around in my head trying to decide what is correct for people to read. I try to be tasteful, however also truthful, this is the world folks, I just wander around and sometimes I find the Taliban.
I just left Santa Rosa, Ecuador today, a city with zero tourism where a person can enjoy normal Ecuadorian culture without the annoyance of tourist. I knew I was close to the real Ecuadorian culture because I did not see a pizza sign anywhere. Hehehe
I left after two delightful days of fresh bananas, great markets, and I did not find one souvenir shop, life is good.
I left the Hotel going to Guayaquil however; the Cifa bus at the stop had the marquee that said, “Huaquillas.”
I though, the owner says less than one hour, my computer calculates the miles at 87.5 miles and what the hell, only an hour short if not bad for a Latino on time. Never trust them, it took me six hours to reach this desolate and boring so far city of Mancora, looks like another Mantanita with pot smokers and drinkers, and the beach is a distance. However, my hotel has a pool and life is good. I will give it 5 days, because I have nowhere else to go. I go back up to Guayaquil to meet a friend soon.
OK, I am at the border. I believe were are leaving Ecuador, however they do not stop and shoot you so you can walk across the border, you need to search for the exit and entrance stamp.
I see this huge sign.
I am in the bus, just nosing out the window and this sign appears on the side of a building. I read the sign see the photos, Osama Bin Laden and it says in Spanish… I think.
I am thinking, what are the Ecuadorians up to; this is really a strange sign.
I am making a couple extra dollars now on the site and it has advantages, I think to myself, I can spare the two-three dollars and pay the taxi to get a photo at least. I argue with a couple of taxis, border taxis are the worst; they must take lessons in lying. However, I walk to the street and flag down an uninterested taxi, always the best.
I say, “Letrero Taliban”
He looks bewildered, and I soon discover why, he takes me out past where I was suppose to get an exit stamp. (I had to return, the bus did not stop for the stamp.) We finally wander up in front of the building. I am confused and keep asking, “Porque?” Why? I do not understand.
He says, “Cabaret”
I guess this means night club, I am wary enough to know this word is a trouble word, he proceeds to see this as fun, so he say to get in the car, I am not sure if we are leaving or going inside. He drives the car inside, parks, and starts to lock all the doors. At this juncture with any taxi on the planet, I am going to ask how much for the taxi. However, this time, I thought this is too funny. I am in a very organized place where women work selling their bodies. I cannot say the word or the anti-spam machines will kick.
Everywhere in this highly organized business, there are Taliban and Osama Bin Laden drawing and advertisements. The theme of the place is the Taliban. I am on the edge of Huaquillas, this is not in the city, and I made a joke to the taxi driver. “Good location, you get a taxi fare to bring people here, because they cannot walk.”
Very organized place.
There is a price written on the wall there, it says Five Dollar or 20 Soles per punto.
Punto means point, however this is a new way of using the word for me, so guess this is an educational and a cultural lesson. The whole world is full of Prosssstitutes however; it is not often I have seen this type of organization. Asia is extremely organized, however…. Aagh… Asia is different, more like rent a girl for the night, not by the room. If you have traveled, the world and you do not know about this stuff, and then keep traveling because as far as I am concerned, you have not traveled. This stuff is impossible to avoid.
BIG HURRY Taking photos is a no no, I am sure soon the bouncer will come out, yep here he come right after I got the photo below. She was smiling and winking until she realized I took here photos.
Note I took a much better photo, however for sure this is not for children, so I edited, much less than a bathing suit.
Five Dollars The value of a woman in Huaquilla Ecuador. Personally, I think it would be great to parachute these girls down fee paid to a few of them not so open countries with Taliban and such. I think they would self-destruct from guilt. To me this is what the whole Taliban is about, guilt, and trying to destroy all temptation.
Note the taxi did not charge extra, Latino guys love to talk about women, this is your ace in the hole when you need to find a common subject, if you know Soccer good also.