In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Monday, August 11, 2014
A Night in the Plaza Reial
Young Belgium couple next to our table argued the whole meal. Boy lunging forward, fists banging on the white cloth. Girl sitting back coolly, long pulls on her cigarette billowing in twilight smoke.
Red sangria spilt. Waiters called over. A fistfight ensued with ripped cuffs and shirts untucked. The girl laughed herself horse as the boy and waiter tussled on the stones.
Across the plaza a group of street dancers leapt and twirled and balanced on their heads. My daughters bought whizzing rockets that shot into the air from rubber bands.