it's not uncommon when you're travelling to keep on bumping into the same people. actually it's a little uncommon for me as i travel particularly slowly, but it's a general truism. there's this israeli dude who is also travelling at a slower pace, i probably shouldn't use his real name, lets call him joey joe-joe junior shabadoo
. anyway i met him in mancora in november, montanita
in december and then in quilotoa
in january. he's friendly and sociable enough, but he also has some questionable political views. i didn't hear this first hand, but apparently in montanita he came out with some pretty misogynistic views on rape. like i say i wasn't there so i don't know the context. he said that when he's out and drunk and acting like a dick he tells people he's from egypt. after he walked to this lake and back he took off his sweaty t-shirt and washed his face and body in the sink. as he reached for a towel i asked him if he'd just showered, to which he replied he had an arab shower
. another guy in the room couldn't help but ask why he called it that, and he responded y'know cause they're so dirty
. there was a different israeli i met in montanita who said something even more offensive, but i can't bring myself to type that out. well, after all that unpleasantness, here's a beautiful lake in a volcanic crater.
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