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First Stop - Quito, Ecuador

Since the theme to this trip so far seems to be “things don’t go as planned,” it seems only fitting that our airport pickup shuttle never showed up when we landed at 11 pm. 466 more words

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A Nice Little Weekend- Part 1

We put a nice little weekend together.  On Saturday, we took the ten minute walk from our apartment to Jardin Botanico, an 18,000 square meter botanical garden in Parque Carolina.  88 more words

Birds and Blooms at the Jardín Botánico Quito (and Elsewhere)

Well, today was my first day in Quito, Ecuador. I could tell you about how I ate at a place called Texas Chicken twice with two different groups of people, but I’ll stick to the stuff that I found more interesting, mostly El Parque La Carolina, its botanical garden, and some common birds in Quito. 634 more words


Departing Miami for Quito

Almost thirty years ago, I began my student exchange adventure in Miami, Florida.  I had met my Ecuadorian host parents, Alejandro and Elsie, and spent several days in Miami visiting with their family.  412 more words


Zapotillo - Guayaquil - Quito non stop [300113] (5/5)

Tras terminar de leer El Universo y El Telégrafo me puse a fotografiar un poco el paisaje cotidiano. Viajar en autobús por Ecuador tiene el aliciente de ver más de lo que el país muestra al mundo. 1,897 more words


Una comparación rápida de las culturas lingüísticas

I like living in Ecuador because there is much less environmental English than there was in Japan; meaning that in Japan, on almost every sign, there was an English translation – at least, where I lived and visited. 106 more words

Northeastern Ecuador and Crossing the Equator

On the first day in Ecuador we ride south on Highway 35 toward Cayambe. It’s a gorgeous day and the blue skies over Ecuador provide a beautiful contrast to the enormous valleys and mountains, great plains, and volcanoes. 242 more words