Ecuadorians are always on the go.
In Finland people stay a lot inside.
You close the doors and the windows and do indoor activities.
Because of the weather.
During the summer people like to spend time outside.
But everyone knows that it is only temporary.
|We are on the go.|
In Ecuador, it is strange to have your front door closed.
Or if someone enters a room and closes the door, people feel quite uncomfortable.
At school the classroom doors are always kept open so that the students won’t feel closeted.
It is even considered cruelty towards the students to close the door.
Usually there are no window panes or glass on the windows, so they stay open all day too.
At their homes people open their windows facing the street, to see what is happening.
Many times, passing by, you can see straight to the living room or kitchen.}
And people greet and nod you, even though you don’t know them.
When they have a chance Ecuadorians run off to the river, or to play sport.
Soccer, or the real football as it is called here, is the most popular one.
People gather around to watch and participate.
Another favorite is ecuavolley, Ecuadorian volleyball, with three men teams and hard soccer ball.
That really gets people moving and the money also, with all the betting that is going on.
Favorite time to be on the go is during the holidays.
People travel around the country to visit their families.
Everyone gets out, goes to picnic to a park or bathing to a river or beach.
There is dancing through the night.
And then the next day, everyone returns to their homes.
Ecuadorian really do believe that a rolling stone doesn’t gather moss.