Sunday, July 3, 2011

Only in Ecuador...

... can you buy a fistful of cilantro for $0.25
...  is it apparently socially acceptable for a man to say to you and your friend, “Hello. I love you” as you pass him on the street
... will you share your kitchen & shower with cockroaches and be o.k. with it (although our initial screams might cause our neighbours to think otherwise!)

... will there be a water pump in your window that shakes and makes a terrible noise waking you up in the middle of the night every time someone in the house drains water
... will you make a bruchetta in a pan that’s so old that the top layer of the pan sticks to the bottom of your bread... and you don’t find it until after you’ve eaten it!
... can you manage to sleep with a rooster next door (who feels obligated to crow every half hour from 2am-7am), a broken water pump in your window, your neighbours doing karaoke (including a painful rendition of “Poker Face”) until sunrise, torrential rain and bugs.
... can you go shopping at the same store 3 times in one afternoon
... will you have random guys “psssssst”-ing you
... will you get up at 5am to go to the market to get fresh fruits & vegetables

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