February 17, 2012 - Cuenca, Ecuador

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As you well know, we have been volunteering at the Jardin public pre-school. We were invited to celebrate carnaval with them. When we arrived a beauty pagent was underway. About fifteen little girls in costumes, dancing on a stage made of tables. After, all the kids, teachers, parents, and us got out our carioka (foam in a can) and went crazy. Spraying everyone in sight. It wasn't a big problem because the stuff just desolves. And surprisingly there were only a few tears.

We had been told that during carnival you couldn't walk down the street without getting hit by water balloons and sprayed with super soakers. We surprisingly only got sprayed a few times by those mini water guns that are like a dribble. We made sure to always walk against traffic and have our eyes open at all times.

Last friday we went to a carnaval party at our Spanish School. When we walked into the flooded lobby we immediatley were dumped on with buckets of frigid water. The next three hours were spent dancing and dumping water on eachother. Although we left after a while the party actually went on for eight more hours.

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buying 2 dolls from a Canar women


Kate Massell:
February 28, 2012
This sounds like so much fun! Especially dumping dirty water on other people's heads. I wish I was there for it!
March 3, 2012
Thanks so much!! I love this trip it has been so much fun! Loved the cable ride over the waterfall~Kate
March 4, 2012
Thats one heck of a party! you guys are so lucky
March 5, 2012
Hi Josiah!!!
Yes, we are going to the Cape and Peaks. Can't wait to see you guys!
Robert Breen:
March 5, 2012
Sounds like an amazing time!
March 11, 2012
Hi to the whole gang, I'm having so much fun catching up on your journey. What a grand adventure!
Lanie Flanagan:
March 11, 2012
Hi Jen and family,
Finally got caught up on your life from Jeanne P., no surprise to find you and your family on such an adventure!! I'll be following along from New England.
Happy Travels xo
Megan F.:
March 15, 2012
Cath T.:
March 31, 2012
sounds really fun (and cold!) I see you guys in fleece a lot of the time... what do you expect will happen at Easter?
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