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In Riobamba, men talk a lot. They usually find a bench on a square to do the talking, but sometimes, they prefer to do so while exercising with weights. They like to read the sports section of the newspaper, express their opinion in graffiti, transport quantities of eggs in the back of their pickup trucks, and make piles of plantain bananas for sale, on the pavement.

As for local children like Diego, they are tiny, not shy at all and very much intrigued by the presence of foreigners.

Fitness talking

Reading the football section of a newspaper

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Eggs in a pickup truck

Plantain bananas



A Riobamba, les hommes bavardent beaucoup. Ils trouvent en général un banc sur la place pour faire la conversation, mais parfois, ils préfèrent discuter tout en faisant de l’exercice, poids à bout de bras par exemple. Ils aiment lire les pages sports du journal, exprimer leur opinion sous forme de graffitis, transporter des centaines d’oeufs dans le coffre de leur pickup, et faire des piles de bananes plantains à vendre par terre, dans la rue.

Quant aux enfants locaux, comme Diego, ils sont tout menus, pas timides pour un sou et très intrigués par la présence d’étrangers.


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