“I’ll start with small things.”—Vincent van Gogh
Jama, Manabi, Ecuador
Looking out the window and over the river and across the shrimp ponds, I often gaze toward the little pueblito of La Division. About a half hour’s walk from the riverhouse, La Division retains a refreshing authenticity that many coastal communities have lost.
With that authenticity comes the ‘manana’ attitude, and the 2 o’clock classes usually don’t begin until 3. Paying customers trump art class, and sometimes Nely prepares lunches, insists on serving me the family special, then scrubs her kitchen squeaky clean before switching to student mode. On sunny days I usually order a cold cervesa and sit back and absorb the tranquil vibe and practice the Ecuadorian lifestyle! Continue reading
This week’s PHOTO CHALLENGE is One Shot, Two Ways. I immediately thought of bingo night at the nearby beach village of La Division. Cheri states, “For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. ”
Of course, a zeebra has to find a creative approach to playing bingo while practicing Spanish!
Thanks, Cheri, for the opportunity to share these Bingo images!
ECUADOR: Frizztext at Flickrcomments asked us to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “L.” I’m quite behind on posts, and hope to catch up over the next few days. This gives me an excuse to formally introduce you to a sleepy little beach community a few kilometers away (from where I live) called La Division.