Monday, December 15, 2008

Week 2

Okay some more Ecua-facts:

1. They are obsessed with Avon. Tres chic here in Ecuador.
2. New Years is a bigger holiday than Christmas.
3. I ate mushrooms and almost threw up at the table. My companion had to start talking to cover up my gagging. I’m lame.
4. My apartment overlooks the Panacillo- massive angel on a hill.
5. They don’t refridgerate eggs and milk comes in a box.
6. Quito is not hot, it’s freezing. Send me chocolate. Hehe.
7. Electric Showers.
8. They hate spicy food. Hate.
9. Only poor people drink water, they always try to serve juice (way good) or pop. They have a lot of fruits here that aren’t available in the States
10. You can buy 2 dozen roses for a dollar fifty. Pretty much any kind of flower, actually.
11. You need a key to get in and out of your apartment.

Okay, can you believe that I ate mushrooms? Neither can I. You think I’d be able to just get over it considering some of the things I’ve had to eat lately. Nope. I think you would all be impressed by what I can stomach though! I think ginea pig might be coming up soon...hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Monica is getting baptized this Saturday. We are trying to find her a job so she can stop selling things on buses. She also works at the courts (volleyball) you have to put money on the games and they also charge you to use the bathroom. Not really a great enviornment. She has a really sad story, but every woman here does. Seriously fidelity is not on people’s list of important things. I don’t think I’ll come home with an Ecuadorian.

Intresting tidbit for you: Did you know that Ecuador’s soccer team pretty much rocks ? Go Liga! They won the championship last year. I’m bursting with Ecuadorian pride!

Nobody worry, my companion is pretty awesome. We get along really well, and she thinks I’m pretty funny, which is good because people ususally just look at me funny when I make a joke. I must have a strange sense of humor. One of the first things she said to me was: “Your so clean.” Yeah, she’s been here awhile. I also cleaned our apartment up it was pretty dirty and me being ocd just couldn’t handle it so I went to work. It’s now decent. She also has taught me to make Rapidito which is the latin version of Top Ramen. Only here you cover it in hot sauce because you miss spice and flavor. I feel like I’m eating more than I ever have but I am still dropping weight, I feel like I’m going to need some new clothes really soon. Fortunately my companion had a similar experience so I’ll probably just get some Mission hand me downs! Rad.

What more...oh yeah, Ecuador is cold! At least in my area. It rains every day. The great news is that you can all send me chocolate now, because American chocolate is really hard to find. Don’t worry you don’t really have to send me anything! Seriously I’m 9,000 feet up in the air and it is chilly. I already had to buy a sweatshirt!

Missions are awesome but definitely hard! I’d still recommend it!



Jen said...

Ahhh I love you. And your comment made me laugh so hard. I don't know if Cam can afford bigger, haha.

I miss you, but I am so glad that things are going so well. You look amazing and definitely look very happy. A letter/email is heading your way this weekend after finals.

Loquacious Leslie said...

You don't know how many times I click on your pictures, just to see your beautiful, dear face! It makes me so happy to see you so happy! I love you, sweet Whitney.