The last couple of weeks have absolutely been a blast here in Ecuador. People have been obsessed with the World Cup, as you can imagine. Everywhere we go, every mother, father, son, daughter, grandma, newborn, and dog on a leash is wearing an Ecuadorian soccer jersey.
We don’t currently have a TV so Danny and I have been walking to a nearby mall to watch the games. They have a massive screen set up and about 3,000 people pack in there. We’ve been invited to some parties in homes, but the experience of watching the game with a huge crowd is just over the top exciting. We show up early enough to get a table and chairs. And we make quite an event of it and pack a picnic of raw foods (we’re still doing our 30 day raw food cleanse.) Today we had an avocado/pineapple/cucumber/cilantro salad with carrot chips; watermelon & mint juice; and a red pepper/tomato/celery soup. SOOO delicious.
P.S. My heart burst to hear that some friends went down to Brooklyn Bridge Park to watch the USA game under the bridge. How freaking awesome would that be!!! Also, one of my favorite little boys on earth has been sporting an Ecuador jersey in Brooklyn. 🙂 Ugh, I miss my Brooklyn kids.
P.P.S. GO USA!!!!!!!!! So excited to watch the game today.
(Top image by Kenai Andrews, Brooklyn photo by Kari Song.)