We were introduced to the deliciousness that is Fernet by our friend from the Inca Trail, Carina. This bitter, herb-based alcohol, when mixed with coke, is simply delicious. We will most definitely be bringing some back with us.
But more importantly, while the three of us were slurping down our Fernets, Carina watched a young ginger pass by (redheads are few and far between in Argentina), and then started telling us about how all gingers are bad luck. As the superstition goes, when a man is so unfortunate to see a ginger, he must immediately touch his left testicle to counter the curse. Women must touch their left breast. We have decided that this tradition needs to be brought elsewhere around the world, to protect all of the innocents from those terrible, ill-lucked gingers. So if you see a man like this, now you know how to protect yourself. You’re welcome.