Tonight for dinner we went to Plaza de Pancho where there were several food tents set up. We split u into groups and my group decided to get empanadas for dessert. Here is where I made a friend. There was a two year old boy at the table with us who had a toy car. He pushed it to me and I, making car sounds, pushed the car back. He really enjoyed this and we continued to push the car back and fourth with one another laughing and smiling together. He did not speak yet and I do not know much spanish anyways, but we were able to laugh together. This has given me confidence and excitement to meet my host family tomorrow as even if we cannot verabally communicate with each other,we can still have a great time. I have not even been in Ecuador for three days but of all the great experiences that I have already had, my little buddy really has kick started the trip for me. 

 

-Skyler G. 

Otavalo Market   

Otavalo Market

 

Skyler, not letting language barriers stop him from having meaningful interactions. Outcome of game unknown. 

Skyler, not letting language barriers stop him from having meaningful interactions. Outcome of game unknown.