Today I woke up early and went for a run along the highway in Salto de Laja. I didn’t used to understand why my mom liked running so much while we were on vacations but now I realize that it’s the best way to really get to know a place. I had a great time exploring until this giant scary black bee started chasing me and I had to run into a fancy restaurant while I was all sweaty and gross just to get away from the stupid bee. Anyway, I got home and took a quick (cold) shower and got ready to leave. We drove a few minutes over to this random spot in the road, and then Maxi, Eric, Tata, and I got out. Apparently this town of Yumbel is also famous for a catholic tradition called la manda.