Today we went again to work with the abuelitos and later to “Colombian Night” hosted by the Colombia AIESEC-ers.
We met per usual at the Plaza de los Artesanos, where Kimi showed us these shoes her host mom had painted for her as a gift from Colombia. Laugh away, because we did.
Then we went to the abuelitos, where there was a physical therapist there doing activities with them, so we helped along until she was done, and then played Bingo (they were quite exhausted and kept falling asleep during the game).
Then I saw that the orange tree had begun to fruit, meaning that at some point, this backyard oasis will smell of oranges as they ripen and are picked by the residents to eat.
Alirio thought that Solomon looked like his hat, so I snapped a photo of the resemblance.
Then we went afterwards to a restaurant to meet Beatrice, Eitan, John, and a few others for… wait for it… WAFFLES.
WE FOUND THE SWEETS.
They had waffles and pizza (no pizza waffle, I asked), and coffee, so Bea and I shared a waffle with ice cream and oreos; Jana and Kimi shared a Nutella and banana waffle; someone got a slice of cheesecake; and Eitan got a waffle with arequipe and cream cheese (arequipe is just dulce de leche). 10/10 going back before I leave in two weeks.
Jana was excited because Germany (that’s her home) is playing Brazil today for a spot in the finals and she’s sure they’ll win.
Then we went to Colombia Night, where we had tradition foods from Colombia. Those wafer things from a few posts back; sausages and roast potatoes on a stick; egg arepas; empanadas con carne; gelatino blanco; some kind of cheese and jam on a stick; aroz con leche; and a drink they make where they mix soda and beer. All quite delicious (I’m not a fan of the egg arepas, but that’s just me).
Until tonight or tomorrow!