Good morning, Buenos días! It’s Sunday so going to a church today (everything in Spanish, of course!). Here’s a picture of another church, the one with the blue domes’ door. (above)
So after church it was another eventful day. I was excited to have met and talked to a few people from the US. It does help to have a little break from speaking Spanish, as much as I like it.
After lunch we went to the center of Cuenca to be tourists by taking one of the double deckered buses. Unfortunately there wasn’t any space.
Instead we walked around and had some sort of snow cone with fruit and walked past this scene.
This is from the first time I was in the center since being back. Look there’s yellow taxis here too!
And thoughts for the day…
One thing that really bothered me while traveling for the first time in South America was staring. I’m American and in the US there are people who look very different from each other, but we’re all American.
And in school I’ve always been exposed to a multiracial body of students. So I never really thought of myself as “different” until I started traveling.
I’ve had people stare, and point and say like Chinese or something to me. And when I try to explain I’m American and from the US they just don’t get it. And also when they think I speak Chinese, I say I don’t and they get kind of confused… I used to get so annoyed.
But now I’m kind of just like whatever…
I learned that I can’t let something this small (or anything that’s small) affect my whole day.