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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bolivian Entertainment

Dear Family and Friends,

On the 10th of August, besides going to the market, as I wrote about in the last post, we went to a Bolivian music and dance performance that evening with friends. It was part of the celebration of the independence of Ecuador.

Here is a happy group of gringos waiting for the culture to begin.....

It was a wonderful show. The music was great and the high energy dancing was exciting to watch. The costumes were spectacular.

Check out these photos of the performance.

Incredible as it may seem, this show was free. There is a lot of free entertainment here, including the symphony.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -TODAY'S NEWS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

As you probably have heard, there was an earthquake here in Ecuador this morning. Since we live on the ground floor of our apartment building, we did not get to have as much excitement as our friends who live in the penthouse apartments around town. We did wake up to the bed shaking, but nothing else. This was one time I was glad we were not up high. Around town, the earthquake was pretty much the conversation topic of the day.

The earthquake was located in the Amazon region of Ecuador. This is not a heavily populated area. Chuck read online that there has been no loss of life, injuries or damage reported from the quake. Here is a map to let you know how far we were from the epicenter.

Thank you for the telephone calls and emails. We are healthy and well.

Nancy (and Chuck)

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