Sugaaaaaar! : A Quick Post – Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Today we got a sweet, sweet surprise! At the beginning of our Mongolian Horse Training Trek (i.e. our fourth time on a horse, for those who are counting) we passed this most amazing site! As a little three legged dog yapped at us, guarding a little house and shelter, our guide told Aaron that they are pressing sugar cane. When Aaron relayed that information the guide most have seen the sparkle in our eyes, because he turned the horses around and we got to have a field trip!
Here’s a short video of things in action: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=URbT5BKfTOQ
The sugar cane is cooked down and down until it is cooled and cut into blocks for sale. We were able to taste it at a stage where it’s a lot like honey, and every bit as good as that sounds!
What a great adventure! It’s one of those things we had no idea we were going to see and then it’s such a treat when it happens. Man, I love this trip!
The drink made you look all happy and sparkely
Aaron says I sparkle all the time.
What a sweet story!
I have seen a cane press like this one…..on the outskirts of a little town in south Georgia, years ago. Donkey included.
Continued Happy Trails!
Oh! I can totally picture that scene in the Georgia Mountain Fair.
We saw the same operation, with donkey, in the Galapolos.
It’s like Anner always says, “All you need to make a good sugary drink is a darned good ass.” Ok, she says she never said that…