We started the day by waking up at 8:00 am and heading to Roma Santa for a breakfast of chicken, pork, and beef tamales, yogurt, granola, and fruit.
Since we finished the CAP project a day early, we had a change of plans and explored Ricpamba, a beautiful park full of nature and culture. There was a diverse variety of flora and fauna from all over Ecuador, which included llamas, flowers, butterflies, cows, and birds. We also met indigenous dancers who were recording a video showcasing their skills in their cultural dance.
After a lot of walking and eating bananas and granadillas, we took the bus back to Roma Santa and had a lunch of rice, salad, fried fish, and soup that consisted of yuca, corn, and beef, with lemonade.
We headed back to the hotel to have our CAP debrief to talk about our strengths and weaknesses as a group and as individuals and how this project positively impacted the community and ourselves.
As a reward, we were able to explore Riobamba in small groups without the guidance of the GGLs. This allowed us to practice accountability, responsibility, and punctuality. The different groups went to the Internet Cafe, Cafe Paris, and explored multiple shops along the streets.
Around 4:00 pm, we arrived at Nazareno and began the English tutoring sessions. The Beginner class played a game of number bingo, Intermediate went over directions, and Advanced discussed and practiced vocabulary.
During dinner, we sang to Nestor, celebrated his 17th birthday with a delicious cake by Isabella at Roma Santa, and ate burgers and potato wedges.
Around 7:30 pm, we held our Nightly Meeting, where we passed the torch to Emely and Gaby, who will be wonderful leaders and keeping us in check during our free day tomorrow.
Buenas Noches y Muchas Gracias,
Angela OwO and Allison UwU
PS: HI MI FAMILIA, MAHAL KO KYONG LAHAT <3 – ALLISON
PS: Ya se que no van a leer esto porque nunca checan el blog, pero hola Ma y Pa! :)) -Angela
PS: @ Brennen’s grandmother, here’s a picture of Brennen 🙂 He misses you very much