Guinea Pig kinda tastes like Chicken?
Hello Global Glimpse Community! At the time I’m writing this post, it is the end of the third day of our trip. After an early wake up and breakfast, we got right into the day’s activities with a seminar about the struggle of indigenous communities to preserve and maintain their culture and identity. This led into one of our main activities for the day: a tour of the indigenous Cacha community! We were so honored to have the opportunity to visit their museum, learn about their culture and history, and walk around their medicinal plant garden. We made another friend today, another Ash-koo (or dog in Quechua) who we weren’t supposed to touch for safety reasons, which was almost as sad as the view was amazing so high up in the mountains. We learned so much and were even given the privilege of participating in a demonstration of a cleaning ceremony. After that, by complete coincidence we got to meet Dr. Jorge Duchicela, the 28th descendant of the King of Kapcha. Real royalty! Then, after a quick stop back at our accommodations for lunch, we hopped back into the bus and drove to the Restaurante Nativa where we got cooking lessons! I made my first empanada, saw my first ever star fruit, and tasted my first guinea pig! We learned so much about the culture here in Riobamba today, and to think that it’s only day three!
To my family: I signed up to be the leader of the day today, something completely out of my comfort zone, but I’m making new friends and also trying new things! I love you guys!
Shout out to our driver today Don Alfonso, the amazing staff at Hotel La Primavera, the staff at Restaurante Nativa, and all of the Global Glimpse staff!
Tomorrow’s Leader of the Day is Jazmin! She is very cool and will definitely have an amazing update for you guys! Please look out for her blog post tomorrow.
So much love,
Emily Shores 🙂
Yay Emily! Glad to hear you are having new experiences and making new friends! I am very proud of you and wish I was with you…I’ve always wanted to try Guinea Pig! I can’t wait to hear about your adventures!
Yay! Thank you Emily, we are so impressed by you (volunteering as leader of the day) and love learning about your adventures. We love YOU and can’t wait to see what you are doing tomorrow and the next day and the next. Hugs and kisses and licks in the face from all of us and Cashew and Percy too.
Thank you Emily! Great updates, enjoy reading the details of day 3. Keep it coming!
Ah! What an amazing day you all had learning about Ecuador’s indigenous culture! So many first experiences as well. Thank you for writing such a beautiful reflection Emily.
Talk about trying new things (guinea pig). Christopher did you try it? Hope you did and it looks like you’re having fun. We miss you! 😀
What an amazing journey! Sending love and hugs to Phrank from her dad and the rest of her family!
We love you Phranklin!
EMILY you need to make empanadas for me!! So excited for you to come home and we can talk all about it!!!
How many guinea pigs did you eat Naomi =:-D Love the stories, and the pictures.