Wednesday, March 26, 2008

La comida

And now the moment you have all been waiting for…… the food.



Breakfast and my first cup of Nescafe

A ball of plantain, stuffed with cheese and then fried

A typical Al muerzo (lunch) 1st and 2nd courses respectively – cost = $1.50

Another Al muerzo, Fried fish, rice, and beet salad

Shrimp ceviche with tree tomato juice

An Euadorian version of fish and chips

At home. Arepas with tuna and avocato

Fanesa. A special soup eaten only during holy week. It is made with 12 gains ment to symbolize…..something or other

Delicious fruit salad with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. In the back a plantain empanada with rice and tuna

candied figs and fresh cheese

A fruit vender during holy week

A meat vender

Food venders at the park near my APT.

posted by Justin at 2:22 pm  

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mi vida

A few photos from my day-to-day life here in Quito.




My new APT. It’s what’s behind the green door

My room

My room, slightly more lived in

The view from the kitchen. It’s either raining, or about to rain

The Spanish school

What happens every day around 3 or 4 o’clock

What i actually spend most of my time doing

Fixing the light in the bathroom. Was a bit challenging, but in the end was met with success

Being sick from the cold

Some wine to help the studying

“I cried because i didn’t have shoes, until i saw a child who didn’t have feet” – Guayasamin

posted by Justin at 2:11 pm  

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Perros

This city has more dogs then most countries. Most of the time they are on rooftops, a strange place for a dog to be, and bark wildly as you walk down below. The fact that they appear calm in these photos is nothing more then a great illusion of photography.





posted by Justin at 2:04 pm  

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Word on the street (Quito)

A few images of some of the pervasive and diverse street art around Quito. Some of it is straight forward, some is a bit more symbolic, and some makes no apparent sense at all. Forgive my Spanish if i try and translate a bit.


October 12th, 1492 –
when god created eden he thought of america

Woman with afro




there was text with this that looks like it was painted over

who knew the Latin Kings were repping in Ecuador? now you know

not sure what this is, but i like it

Our democracy is for everyone

I will reign

notice the “2 Pac”

This one is for Ateqah

No more violence (it’s a step) ;)

posted by Justin at 1:21 pm  
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