Chronicles of the Wayward Moot

WELCOME TO THE MOOT, oh world-wanderers and word-whisperers. After two years of Peace Corps. After 2,200 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. What. Comes. Next?

1/03/2006













Seems like these posted twice perhaps. Sorry.
To clear up a misprint in another post, my family here says they make about $600 (hundred) dollars a month. There are definitely poorer people in Ecuador and other parts of the world. These people have a tv. That makes them pretty well off I suppose.

First, there´s a local teen who works at the cheese factory drinking chicha from a bucket. This was after I´d had my turn. Chicha is a corn beverage...non alcoholic in this instance...

Then there´s the inside of a neighbor´s house during the saturday party....

A view of the green hills behind my house as the clouds float by.

Finally we have two of the dogs of the house.. Viva and Peluchin. Viva likes Oliver for playing but Peluchin for sleeping, probably because Peluchin has much healthier fur and isn´t as sickly and thin as Oliver is. They´re all good friends though and love to bark at anything and anyone who passes by on the cobbled road.

2 Comments:

Blogger Harangutan said...

What kind of reaction have you been getting from people? Along the lines of "who is this crazy white boy taking pictures of me with expensive stuff?" or are they chill about it all because they're used to PC people?

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like poor people almost always have TVs. I've heard about places with no electricity where folks buy a TV if they come into money, just hoping!

6:02 AM  

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