Translator – by Brian

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.

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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.

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1 Response to Translator – by Brian

  1. Kristin says:

    Que es muy especial Brian!

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