I am enjoying my time here in this country. Right now I am working on this post in a small Internet cafe. Well, there is no cafe´ to enjoy so that is a misnomer. I am spoiled rotten by having a high speed connection at home as I compare it to typing on this machine that moves like molasses. but the traffic pace outside more than makes up for things in the speed department. The drivers are involved in a constant free for all with each other and the street situation is complicated by the hundreds of small motorcycles and scooters vying for space. It costs 1.00 for all rides in the tiny yellow taxis. Pedestrians able through it all and gentle horn toots keep everybody alert. Somehow it all works.
So while creature comforts have less priority here the sweetness of the friendly people wins my heart again on this, my third visit to Ecuador.
I haven´t been exposed to a lot of handwriting here so I haven´t a lot of observations to share with you. And it is not a subject I can converse in Spanish about either since I don´t know that category of vocabulary.
I am impressed with the polite greetings offered even by passersby on the street. Children are taught to do it too. It is a far cry from the U.S. custom of ignoring such nicities even by most adults. I would faint if a kid politely greeted me in public.
It is Sunday and so there are a lot of families out and about or they are sitting outside their houses and chatting. While many years ago Sunday was a big religious day the same does not appear to be true now. The church exerts far less influence than it once did, so the natives tell me.
I have one more week here so we are going exploring before I leave for home. See you back there soon.