What better way to immerse oneself in a new culture than to attend a birthday party? :)
It was this little niña’s birthday today:
The party was in the yard behind my house, because it was my host family’s niece. Admittedly, it was a bit awkward for me at first when your conversations with people only go so far, due to my limited vocabulary… But Ecuadorian parties are a bit different than American ones in that, in addition to the cake and piñata, there’s a time called hora loca, or crazy hour!