Isn't it cute?
Just as I finished taking the last photo, a couple came out of the restaurant across the street and the man asked (in English) if they were going to be famous. I assured them they would and asked if I could get a photo of them with their vehicle (he thought "trucklette" was pretty cute). I explained that I have this blog about my life in Cotacachi and I try to share things that I think are unique to Cotacachi or, at least, Ecuador.
So here they are, Diane and Mountain with their cute vehicle, Shaolin.
Then I went in to my class and when that was finished had a quick bite at the restaurant there and there was a couple sitting at the table right next to mine and before you knew it, we were having a lovely conversation. For those of you who know me, you'll be surprised to learn that I wasn't even the one to initiate it!
That made me think about the number of people who are so friendly here and will have a conversation simply because we both speak English.
As I was preparing to write this post I was thinking about the things we talk about and I realized that there are two questions that almost always come up in that first conversation:
- How long have you been here? This is sometimes preceded by whether one is visiting or lives here.
- Where do you live?
It's lovely to live somewhere that I can let my natural outgoing personality run free.