In an effort to provide our first group of summer volunteers
with cultural experiences and a more complete picture of Ecuador, this past
weekend several of our volunteers had the chance to witness a bullfight, a
tradition that has been preserved, with some changes, from Ecuador’s days as a
Matadores and picadores don costumes reminiscent of colonial Spain
We were much happier to be watching than participating
The Andean region of Ecuador is in fact the home of some of
the most highly sought-after bulls exported for bullfights in Spain and
elsewhere. However, the bullfight
we witnessed took place in a humble location near our home in Sangolquí, and
featured both locally raised bulls and bullfighters (matadores).
One of our vols, Joanna, taking in the scene.