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The Sunday market in Loja, Ecuador, spoiled me something bad. After church, I would walk through the center of town and pick some of the best mangos, small red bananas, papayas, and more. I would buy fresh flowers, fresh aliño (popular seasoning), and the newspaper. The street market was huge and had more than I knew I what to do with in the kitchen. But in Urcuqui, picking is slim. I mean, like aren’t we out in the countryside, so shouldn’t there be a huge selection from local farmers?
But I’m about that life of happiness and simplicity, so I making Urcuqui work 🙂 After buying my produce, I sat in the plaza and skimmed the Sunday paper. Next time, I will walk back home and document a walk in Northern Ecuador as I did a walk in Nankoku, a rural area in southern Japan where I lived and taught for two years.