September 6, 2010
I am happy that I have found a friend who's game to accompany me on my bus excursions. Today we took the bus from Terminal Terrestre (the main bus station) to Gualaceo (a little less than an hour traveling time, 60 cents fare). I will post Gualaceo pictures later on but right now I'm in love with the farm animals we saw once we took another bus, from Gualaceo to San Juan parish about 25 minutes away (35 cents fare).
It's a tiny town with little to see so we started walking away from the main square, along a dirt path lined with small houses and grazing pastures on both sides. And we saw the usual assortment of farm animals except these were the Ecuadorian variety, which made them novel, interesting, and worthy of being photographed! I was somewhat chagrined when my friend noticed a few people watching with amusement as I took pictures of their turkey. Oh well, my pleasures are simple.
We saw sleepy-eyed sheep.
And different kinds of turkeys.
And this shy pig with heart-shaped ears, who did not want his picture taken and would have run away, except he was tied up.
And my favorite, this bad boy, jauntily chewing on a blade of grass.
Then we went back to Gualaceo and this time took a taxi to Uchucay, a tiny hamlet of only 7 or 8 families. I'll post about that later.
Posted by Lourdes at 10:45 PM