Yesterday we went to a fair. I thought initially that it was a livestock show- which it was that, too – but it was really the 47th annual Agriculture and Livestock Fair.
First, there is a lot of street food. There are hollowed-out pineapples that they fill with ice cream; roasted corn; lechorna (those pigs I showed you a few posts back); sticks of mango and other fruits that are then covered with salt and lime juice; arepas; and so many others. This was, what I think, at least, the makings of some type of jerky, perhaps?
Then we went straight to the livestock. It seriously brought me back to the days when I showed lambs for 4H at various North Carolina fairs.
There are a series of photos that should be captioned, “Baby Humans with Baby Other Things.”
I could’ve bought the best-looking one of these for the equivalent of 120 USD.
And the owners of these animals travel with them and sleep in the stables, as well. This one was taking quite the catnap.
Another Baby Humans With Baby Other Things.
And the horse shows! I wish Mikal had been here to tell me all about how great or bad they were, but the horses we saw were doing dressage (some to salsa music, no less), and the horses were beautiful.
The first picture is amusing because the riders were pretty attractive, and Javier looked at me and goes, “They’re cute, right?” And I was speechless at how to respond until he took my silence as misunderstanding and said, “The horses. They’re cute, right?” At which I laughed before agreeing.
So now just a lot of horse pictures.
Neighbe it’s Neighbelline.
Then Javier and his dad, Vicente, wanted me to try this fair food that was super good. It was two huge sweet wafers smeared with dulche de leche and fruit (like a runny jam) and smashed together.
Then there were smaller animals.
A sugarcane press.
And this guy’s profile.
Then they wanted me to try lechorna, but I had just eaten lunch and that wafer, so we bought some to take home and eat for dinner.
We also bought roasted corn. Corn here is more savoury and mealy, not crisp and sweet like back home. It’s delicious, but I still prefer the latter.
Today I work (it’s not a holiday, can you imagine?!) and attend Spanish lessons. Also the USA plays!