Monday, April 27, 2009

Semana Santa

cooking in the tatakuaa. they are using pans, but may paraguayans use banana leaves as cookie sheets!

anthony pickin his banjo. he has a garage door in his living room. i wish i HAD a living room.
I am working hard being very stoic. I think i am thinking about which to eat first.

making chipa. look at that dough! you take the dough and kneed it until it is shapeable into circles or whatever shape you like.

Paraguayans love to pose for pictures. Even if it´s behind a drunk guy.

we made PEEPS out of chipa!!!
Anthony´s host mom and host grandma. they love me.

Uh..i don´t know.

making a blanket. anthony´s host family weave blankets and hammoks. I really sucked at it.

My easter egg. They don´t know this tradition. It´s a little like the eater bell David Sedaris talks about in Paris.

So there are just a few pics. if you´re interested in more, go to my flickr account!!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Too many Recuerdos....

My dad sent me this and asked if I had been in Paraguay too long....

A new Photo

I have nothing to post. This coming week is Semana Santa, which is the biggest holiday in Paraguay. It is because of Saints week that we got all that glorious scantly clad, foamy, drunk Carnival last month. This month - lent. And then....CHIPA.
This coming week I will be taking lots and lots of photos of 'JUST WHAT IS SEMANA SANTA, PARAGUAY'. I will post them as soon as possible.

but for now, my mother has asked me to change the photo because she doesn't like that stick guy in a hospital bed picture.

Boxes of wine are the norm in Paraguay. It's really better as there is no trash pic up, and there are bottles and trash just lying around all over the place. At least boxes can be burned in your trash pit. Not that I endorce burning trash. Tastes like Boone's Farm. With better pictures....

Carnival, Oviedo! Who is spraying foam at that innocent man???

After my Women's race in Asuncion, PY. All the photos taken of this day were after I just ran my heart out. I look awful. Yuck. I am a tomato face.

I am a tough tomato face.

There you go, mom. Hope this is better!!! I promise to post more next week of my exciting adventures of eating as much food as possible!!!!