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... here do not correct their children, at least in public. I don't know that you could be in a park or grocery store in the U.S. and not hear, "Cut that out," or "Stop hitting him," every five minutes. And it's not that Ecuadorian kids are saints, they act up just as much as you would expect kids to. It's odd to me.
... a quick look through. They had an interesting
display of the ethnic groups of each of the areas of Ecuador. It made a bit
more sense of what we had been seeing of the dress in different areas, as it
generally seems the women dress more traditionally than the men throughout the
country. We then went for a coffee at the same café as yesterday called the
Austrian café and then went to a restaurant and had our favourite Ecuadorian
soup of potato and avocado.
Well, I've found Melbourne - it was hiding in Ecuador. After two weeks at the zoo we had only a week to get ourselves to Lima where we would be meeting Tobi. In case you've ever looked on a map, the distance between Tarqui and Lima is ridiculously enormous. Sadly it means that we have to rush the last part of Ecuador, and skip over the northern part of Peru. But worse things have happened to better people, and I'm grateful to be travelling in this part of the world at all. And so ...
... prefer to call them straw hats or paja toquilla. For the particular factory (and museum) we visited- we learnt that there are some 5000 employees, most of whom work from their homes. Women weave the hats and then they are sent to the factory for washing/bleaching/colouring, then they are sent back to the homes for the men to shape them, and then back to the factory for a final shape and detailing. There are 4 grades if hat quality: regular, fine, super fine ...
... thing fool you, it is not warm here. It definitely took a while (weeks) to start to figure things out here; thank God for other people's blogs because they have been invaluable (that's how I finally found a bus map). I don't mind walking through my neighborhood and encountering some strays, but when I try to power walk or run, there are multiple dogs running with me down the street. Not cool. The altitude (over 8,000 feet) will ...