Monday, February 23
February 23, 2009
In addition to its Carneval celebration (also known as Fiesta de las Flores y de las Frutas), Ambato is also known as one of the country's biggest producers of fruits and veggies. I spent the day at a house in its suburbs, and true to the city's reputation, the backyard produced delicious plums and raspberries. A friend of the friend I'm visiting invited the group of eight Peace Corps volunteers and me to her cousin's house for lunch. I spent a few hours cooking, eating, playing soccer with the kids who lived there, and soaking up a very authentic introduction to Ecuadorian hospitality and culture.