What an awesome experience and opportunity I had in taking part in my cousin's wedding in San Rafael, Ecuador over the weekend. I've been traveling to Ecuador for decades but this was my first wedding down there! South Americans love color so it was completely appropriate that a rainbow of balloons came out for the second portion of the festivities that night. In the U.S.A. we book our venues for a certain period of time and then the party is over. In Ecuador you book your venue and only when the last person is dragged out of the hall by family members, is the party actually over! And yes that did happen.