Had a great time in Ecuador but after talking with my friend who was traveling through Brazil we realized how disgusting some tourists are. Turns out rich North American white tourists are the worst (as expected). This little rich Canadian chick, who my friend met in Brazil, thought it’d be cool to take a picture of an indigenous women carrying shit on her back while texting. The caption was really offensive and went something like, “pretend she’s not texting…”
Similar situation when she went to Mexico and complained about how she really loved Mexico, the culture, and it “wasn’t as bad as they say it is.” Easy for her to say since she spent her time in the richest part of Merida with Mexicans who were just as rich and white as she was.
Had a similar experience with some Russian chick I was with during some of my time over there. She expected the whole indigenous ceremony to be some type of show for her and even wanted to be part of it (yuck!!). It really pissed me off how some foreigners view South America like some trip to the circus and we are supposed to in a way remain primitive in our ways. I know I haven’t really posted much on tumblr but this is my first real post in a while. Hope everyone is doing well! :)
Today I found a good spot for empanadas de morrocho. It…was…perfect :’)