Today is the 24th of January and we are staying in the Tsáchilas community. We built a traditional kitchen. In the afternoon we painted our hair red. The Tsáchilas men wear their hair like this to protect themselves from evil. We also payed a game where we had to wear a gourd around our waists and attached to the gourd was a shell. The goal of the game was to get the shell in the gourd only using your waist or your hips.
For dinner we had smoked fish that they cooked in the new cocina that we had built. After dinner the Tsáchilas people played music for us, and we sang a song for them, and they also gave us gifts. I had a great day with the Tsáchilas people. It felt like I was living in my town in Columbia again because the kitchen we built was similar to the one in my house in Columbia. I also helped translate during the process of building the kitchen, and having to translate made me feel happy because I was helping both my friends, and the Tsáchilas people. I loved getting to be there.