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Altitude Sickness and Mate de Coca

Tired? Groggy? Dizzy? Nauseous? Welcome to the Andes, you may have altitude sickness!

Coming from the flattest of the flat Midwest town, I was NOT prepared for any altitude over that of a gentle sloping hill. 627 more words


The Tightrope Walker

One of the craziest things I have ever seen in my life was a man wearing black and white striped pants, unicycling on a makeshift tightrope, juggling bowling pins. 502 more words


Where did you come from, where did you go?

St. Thomas University students Cassidy Chisholm and Diana Chávez reflect on what it’s like to leave their hometowns but also remain thankful for where they grew up: 784 more words


Quito - 3rd - 8th April

On to Quito then, home for our last leg in South America, specifically at Hausi Lodge near the historical centre. We’d originally only booked there for two nights, with the plan to then head elsewhere to Quito’s surroundings. 2,043 more words


Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Pre-travel anxiety. That’s the stage I’m at right now. No matter how much I’ve traveled before (and it’s a lot) or how prepared I am (it’s also a lot), I still feel it in the days leading up to a big trip. 519 more words


The Sacred Mountain That Stole My Heart

This was supposed to be the one. This mountain was supposed to be my first. My summit cherry was to be popped by Cotopaxi, all 19,347 feet of it. 3,952 more words

Sunrise, Sunset in Quito (Revisited)

When we were in Costa Rica at language school, we blogged about the different times of sunrises and sunsets throughout the year in Costa Rica, Eugene (where most of our family lives), and Quito. 310 more words