That was it, that was the year 2012 and that much is clear, it was an exciting year full of changes and unforgettable impressions and that’s how the year should end as well! When I posted my last message I was ready to leave for Guayaquíl to spend christmas and new years eve with Paola and her family. And it was a wonderful week. Thanks to Norma, Wilson, Paola, Michelle and Diego and thanks to the rest of the family and friends who made this week a unique, wonderful and unforgettable experience! The church on christmas eve, the family trip to Cuenca and the ruins of Ingapirca, the party for new years eve, the delicious food and the warmhearted hospitality.
Get at least a few impressions of it watching the video and as usual some additional information. Paola is speaking way more than me but it was maybe because of the camera that she appears that shy and quiet! The fireworks and burning the viejo años lasted the whole night and it was already 4 in the morning when I filmed the scenery in the streets of the southern part of Guayaquíl. And now I have an idea of what it must feel like being in the Schanzenviertel in Hamburg or at the Kollwitzplatz in Berlin on the night to May first! Finally the last part was filmed in the church on christmas eve and one might get an idea of how lively a mess is celebrated in Latin America.
Since January 1st I’m back home in Baños and will stay here another month working in the brewery and I’m ready for new experiences, exciting moments and getting to know more people and friends.
Wishing all of you again a happy new year, all the best, enjoy you life, enjoy every day, enjoy-enjoy-enjoy