It has been a pleasure to work side by side with Nativos and Elizza. To finish my stay, both invited me to delightful meals in Tarapoto. I am going to miss them and hope that my work will help them in the future
Imagen rtv from Tarapoto interview me, not once, but twice!
You can find the first video here https://www.facebook.com/ImagenTVRadio/videos/231897893996195/
And the second video here https://www.facebook.com/ImagenTVRadio/videos/231251324060852/
Choripans anyone? Rafael, owner of El Tio Sergio and Hilda’s husband makes “chorizos” and they are planning to sell them already cooked in a bun. But who will come up with the idea of selling hot-cooked-boiled-quail-eggs? People from Tarapoto, of course! The small eggs are cooked on that small “carrito”. Or who will expect that coconuts were brought on a wheelbarrow and sold directly from there? The liquid was delicious and I left with the pulp from 2 for the price of 1! A TV screen is attached to a street corner house to be used as advertise! Or one can find a moto-taxi ready for the rain at the intersection of two street! But the best, is the corner store that sells Cerveza Qusqueña Negra! Super buena!! Cheers
I gave a workshop to all employees and directives from both partners, Elizza and Nativos. Christian, another volunteer with Uniterra working in tourism, was able to get a room in the Chamber of Commerce in Tarapoto, two blocks away from my Hotel and from la Plaza Central (considered the heart of the city). I talked about the solid structure in cocoa butter and showed them X-ray results as well as micrographs. Everybody said that they now understand why it is necessary to have a proper tempered cocoa butter
No estoy sola! Hay 5 volunatrios mas en Tarapoto and they are all from Canada, of course since Uniterra is a Canadian initiative! We get together to help each other and to eat!
They work in tourism, chocolate and coffee and of course, we get together to EAT!! Some times at Cristian’s house and some other times in little cozy restaurants or they help sharpening the Canadian pencils that I gave away during the workshop.