on to the shaman- she was supposed to be curing Phil of whatever ailed him- even though I had been horribly ill the night before I was only a little weak- no longer sick- he was still coughing and wheezing.... so we decided to give it a try-
well to be completely honest - he wasn't too keen on the idea but since I am the photographer he had to be the guinea pig- LOL
well he survived - and actually was only worse for the wear due to her spraying some concoction on him that included some rank perfume-
she doesn't claim to heal - only to rid you of the negativity that might be causing your ill health.... and even being in the orbit of the process was supposed to be good for you- maybe that is why I was back in good health by the following day- LOL- maybe not... you can never tell!
so onward to the yard where we saw the chicha brewing -
(the cat was helping- LOL- just like Lucy and the laundry!)
even though the stuff is vile the process of drying the corn made for some really nice photos...
off to lunch where Phil and Oswaldo had shrimp after we all had soup to start- a vegetable and barley soup that was perfect for my first solid food intake after being sick the night before.
from there we headed into Quito (a few hours drive through some lovely scenery) and to our posh hotel right next to the Presidential Palace or White House (called both by locals)
Breakfast started at 6:30 but we were being picked up for our transfer to the airport at that hour so no eating until we got to the airport. We are off to Cocoa and our Amazon adventure.... if you want a sneak preview of the photos you can see them at the website I made for sharing our photos with our three fellow travelers -
here is the link: http://ouramazonadventure.shutterfly.com/
back soon with more of the story!