I am now in Logrono, the town I will be staying in for the next nine weeks. It is smaller than Sucua and Macas, but it has easy bus access to both! And while I thought I wouldn’t want to leave Sucua because I loved the family I was staying with, Logrono is a small slice of paraíso. I am staying with a mother and daughter, and it is just us girls. They make me feel like I am a part of the family, with my most mom calling me ‘mi hija’ (it means ‘my daughter’, and although just about everyone here calls younger women that affectionately I still love it!). Yesterday we were taking a taxi back home, and the taxista asked if it was just three women living together. My host mom responded that yes, it was just us three, without explaining I am here for just the summer or that I am not a family member.
I have begun work on my project (developing a trail into Parque Nacional Sangay), and today I’m going to both Sucua and Macas to talk to different folks who have relevant information. At least, I hope I’m able to go–this morning I awoke to my first real experience of the rainy season here. It’s been pouring for most of the night and continuing into this morning.
That’s all for now! In the next few days I’ll tell you the story of how I tried to go to a botanical garden . . . and was taken to a trash dump instead. Ay yay yay!
- Patience and Persistance (rockywalks.wordpress.com)
- Rain, Mud, Wind and Sunshine (crosscamino.wordpress.com)
- Logroño (micamino2013.wordpress.com)