Friday, Jan 27th, Susana invited me to go pick up Platanos (bananas) with her. I had no idea what I was in for... We arrived in Monkey heaven! I was walking down the street, not unlike any other ordinany walk I had taken and suddenly I was transported into a magical place where there were mountains of platanos piled sky high! They were green and red and yellow, large and small, in warehouse after warehouse. Each bunch has been dipped into a vat of some liquid... ethalene to ripen them... maybe? Soon we will venture to the Selva to meet the gatherers of bananas!

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