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Pre-Departure to Quito, Ecuador

Hey everyone! Thanks for coming to read about my experience of studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador. In just one week I’ll be in Quito, a week before my courses start on the 21st. 334 more words


Bienvenidos a Quito

Dear Alissa,

It’s now been five days since I arrived in Quito, and I’m finally getting used to the altitude. Quito sits at 9,000+ feet above sea level, and trust me, you feel every foot of it. 462 more words


Week 1: Preparación para la Escuela, Pan y el Panecillo

Hola a todos!


I made it to Quito with few slip-ups. At the Chicago airport, my carryon bag had to be inspected because of some suspicious item. 887 more words

My Life

"A successful bus journey to the Middle of the World..."

So after our ten mile trek round Quito, Thursday was going to be slightly more laid back. We left our hostel in the afternoon and got a map from the desk to show us where to get the bus from. 1,303 more words


"From Panama City to Quito..."

The alarm went off at a horrible 530am so we had enough time to get ready and get to the airport. We booked an über to take us to Tocumen International, apparently the busiest airport in Central America. 2,308 more words


Peace Corps Swear In!

On Tuesday, I graduated for the third time in as many months!

All 46 of the Peace Corps Trainees who came in with me in June swore in as official Peace Corps Volunteers at the United States official ambassador’s residence in a beautiful ceremony (that started on Ecuador Time, i.e., 50 minutes late. 372 more words

Museo del Carmen Alto and Casa del Alabado, Quito

Have you ever spent so much time in one city that you’ve finished running down your “must-see” list, “very-keen-to-see” list, and started on the “sounds-interesting-if-I’ve-got-nothing-better-to-do” list? 1,055 more words