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Feb 19, 2012 - Hens Or Roosters?

Today is the final day of the Anejo-Sisid community art exhibition. It rained all night and the grounds of the community center are muddy. We are at 11,000 feet above sea level. It is warm in the sun today but rain is expected. After a children's procession complete with sheep into Sunday Mass, the Canari women set out a pampa mesa, a communal picnic or potluck where all contributed corn, potatoes, and so on to the long picnic cloth. The food is eaten without utensils. I stood around to see what activities were planned and found a curious...

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Feb 18, 2012 - Carnaval Saturday

The art exhibition begins today. Three of my friends boarded a bus from Cuenca to join us for the day. The Ecuador Department of Tourism sent a few officials to take photos. You can see that Daniel Kerkhoff has done a great job of assembling a show of works of local artists and pieces donated by his artist friends around the world. In addition, Carnaval, a time of revelry and fun, is in full force in Sisid. But before the party gears up, there is mass in the parish church. Carolyn painted while we went to church. Then there are water...

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Feb 17, 2012 - We're Off To Canar

We took the two-hour bus trip to Canar this morning armed with food, vino, and warm clothes. We met at the Cuenca bus station at 11 AM. There were nine of us headed for an interesting time in a very different place. We're expecting to have a good time celebrating the traditional Carnaval (AKA Mardi Gras before Lent begins) in a very beautiful indigenous village at 11,000 feet above sea level, thus the hats, gloves, and jackets. We will eat indigenous food and sleep in a small hotel with meals provided. We'll see some art donated by Daniel...

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