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Chelsea: Guinea Pig Revenge

October 3, 2011

This past week was a lot of fun, but exhausting at the same time!

Monday & Tuesday, I had classes as normal. We went to an art museum for our Spanish class on Tuesday, which was a nice break from the classroom! Afterwards, I went to see the movie “El nombre de la hija”, an Ecuadorian film, with some friends, which was a lot of fun & I really enjoyed the movie!

Wednesday morning, I left bright and early with a group of 10 girls for our class trip a few hours south of Quito. We set out to see microfinance and social services/development in action in local communities! Wednesday and Thursday were spent on the bus, eating, and touring local farms/communities and learning about cooperatives. All in all, it was a fun trip and a great break from Quito! We met a lot of people along the way, had time to bond as a group, and saw some beautiful sights!

Here is a waterfall we walked to in one of the communities! Definitely the biggest waterfall I’ve seen here and absolutely beautiful 🙂

This week was full of great food, also! I had a delicious piece of fresh trout, and despite some apprehension, ate guinea pig (which is a specialty here) – which, surprisingly enough, actually was pretty good! To me, it tasted like a mix of fish and chicken – yum!

Unfortunately, on Friday, we cut our trip short and headed back to Quito because 4 out of the 10 girls on the trip got sick (myself included). Friday was a rough day – definitely the revenge of the great food the day before, but glad to say I feel much better now.

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