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Ecuador — Quito, El Panecillo and the Virgin of Quito

The day after our tour officially ended and our group disbanded, Ursula and I decided to tour Quito on our own on Quito’s version of the Hop-on/Hop-off bus. 209 more words

Photography

Homeless Shelter

Homeless Shelter. I was volunteering today and met a man from Ecuador that spoke fluent Quichua. I don’t speak Quichua but we had fun with pantomime and some Spanish. 28 more words

Tu propio Camino

Se podría decir que el éxito en estos tiempos es, que el sujeto encuentre y sea amo de su propia Economía, su propia Política, su propia Ciencia y su propia religión. 215 more words

Gnosis

Back roads of Sayausí and French cuisine

Among the unpaved, narrow, hilly backroads of Sayausí, a village community outside the city of Cuenca in southern Ecuador (and now engulfed by the city’s growth as an outer suburb) you will find a somewhat incongruous destination.  608 more words

Cultural Commentary

Ecuador and Peru Pre-travel Checklist

The countdown is on!

On my projected vacation page ‘coming to a place near you’, I have selected Ecuador and Peru as the destinations to close out my travels for 2017.  260 more words

Travel

Weeks 9 & 10: Learning to Love and Serve through Medicine

Hola a todos!

I unfortunately did not have time to post a week 9 blog, but I can sum up my week pretty quickly: I readjusted to life in Quito rather than the Galapagos, did the usual school work, FaceTimed some friends from SNC, got Vietnamese food with some friends from USFQ, and went to a music concert at USFQ. 1,104 more words

My Life

Ecuador: The Queen of Water

When she is only seven years old, María Virginia Farinago’s destitute parents send her away to be a servant for a wealthy mestizo family. Maria is… 437 more words

World Literature