I love where I am now and my first week in Ecuador made me realize one thing: This aimless roaming through South America has changed me more than I thought. I am not myself anymore — at least not inside.
I honestly didn’t have the urge to leave Colombia. If there’s one thing I am looking forward to in Ecuador, it will be my volunteering job, meeting new people and learning how the Ecuadorians speak, eat and live. I’ve only been here a week and I believe I’ve observed a lot from just looking and listening to the locals.
… musically speaking. My third day in the city of Quito was spent looking for salsa clubs/bars at the famous La Mariscal but we found nothing. Most of the clubs play electronic music and people are dancing to the spins of Swedish House Mafia and Daft Punk‘s swagger mainstream hits. If Marc Anthony‘s Vivir Mi Vida is the national anthem in Colombia, here, Get Lucky is on repeat. I didn’t even know this song not until I came here and I had to google the title! I love these tunes too but when in South America, I’d like to experience the real culture of dancing and music. That night, we found a few bars playing salsa but not too much. After a song or two, they’ll come back playing the English hits.