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A Moment of Silence

Ecuador: it’s been an experience. Not always a good one, but this moment of silence at Laguna Quilotoa was a high point in more ways than one.

Travel - General

Live Animal Market in Otavalo, Ecuador

We had heard about the Live Animal Market on Saturdays from early in the morning until noon. The majority who participate in this market are indigenous people from this region. 105 more words


(Not) Home for the Holidays

In my twenty-two years, this was the first where I spent Christmas away from my family. It’s hard to believe it was nearly a month ago now – the holiday season went by so quickly! 910 more words

Sprightly Quito

We arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport just after 10:00 p.m. tired and hungry.  On our way to the exit we were stopped by an official (customs I believe) and politely asked to follow her into a side room.  1,745 more words


South Isabela - Galapagos Islands

Day 4: Isabela Island, Puerto Villamil & Sierra Negra Volcano

We sailed through the night, our longest navigation yet, and arrived at Isabela island. Isabela is the largest island of the Galapagos but only has a population of just over 2,200 people.  859 more words


Tcho Chocolate + Wine Pairing Party-In-A-Box

My sister-in-law gave me this box of Tcho chocolate tablets for Christmas. It was meant for pairing with wine, but I took it to work and shared it at a chocolate eating meeting. 131 more words

Dark Chocolate