Saturday, August 1, 2009

Patas.... yum!!!

Hey All,

So we have been in Ecuador for a little over a month now and just finally decided to make a blog. Hope you enjoy it!!! We are 75% done with training and will be heading to our sites in two weeks after we swear in as Volunteers. We are so excited about our site. The host family we live with is amazing and we cannot believe how beautiful it is. We will be living in a hostel that our host family runs. Our host mom is awesome and reminds me of a combination of my grandma, Aunt Nita and Martha Stewert all in one. She is an awesome cook!!!!! Plus we have running water, electricity and a WASHING MACHINE!!!! woooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! We have had to wash our clothes on a rock during training.... and it has not been pretty... basically all our clothes are now rocking the stone washed look... To top it off the weather is sub-tropical and there is a giant river in the backyard...

So here are a few fun facts about Ecuador....
1) there are four main regions: 1)the Sierra (mountainous and freezing) 2)the Coast 3)the Orient (aka the jungle) and 4) the Galapagos......
2) it is totally normally to have a plate of spaghetti with a side of rice and potatoes
3)pigs are good pets and guinea pigs are a delicious meal

kk hope to post soon!!!


1 comment:

  1. Ummm - the stonewashed look? Very early '90's, but if anyone can pull it off, you can Jo! Miss you both : )