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Emily's Ecuador Journal

Final Video Project

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | Views [195]

Here is a link to my final project for my class!    http://vimeo.com/84038130      

Cajas National Park

ECUADOR | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | Views [261]

Visiting Cajas National Park was such an amazing experience today. It will probably end up being my favorite day out of this whole trip. The views were absolutely breathtaking. For the majority of our hike, there were no roads or phone lines to be seen.... Read more >

Health in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | Views [295]

Today was my first time in a foreign hospital, and it was not what I expected at all. The hospital we visited was a level one hospital, which is the lowest level. This means that they don’t do any major surgery’s there. We got to see a delivery ... Read more >

Rain, Rain Go Away

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | Views [1209]

  Well, it is becoming very obvious that Cuenca is in a rainy season. For the last few days, there has been a light, yet constant rain throughout the city. I have noticed that I am very out of place using an umbrella while it rains. Since the ... Read more >


ECUADOR | Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | Views [233]

Today our group had yet another early morning departure to the Ingapirca ruins. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed my walk to our meeting place. Since it was Sunday, nobody was out and about in the city yet. No stores were open. It was nice to see the city ... Read more >

Economy of Ecuador and Dance Class

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | Views [247]

Today in class, I had the opportunity to look in depth about oil and the economy. I found out that oil is about half of the export earnings of Ecuador. This was a surprising fact for me since, in the time I have been in Ecuador, I have not noticed traces ... Read more >

Connecting class and observations

ECUADOR | Saturday, 4 Jan 2014 | Views [257] | Comments [1]

On the first day of class, we discussed many things that can relate directly to what I have been experiencing through the country of Ecuador. I find the question, who are you, very interesting. If someone asks me this question, I would probably just ... Read more >

Photos: Adventure in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery

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New Year/ Host Family

ECUADOR | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [253]

Living in a new environment with a new family is a very difficult situation to enter, especially during a holiday season. Experiencing the new customs of a different culture was very interesting. The house was much larger than I imagined. There are 4 ... Read more >

Salasacas and Riobamba

ECUADOR | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [255]

Quito is such a beautiful city full of history and I am so sad that we had to leave this morning. Our hotel was very modern, huge glass windows overlooking the mountains. The breakfast at the hotel was probably one of the best so far, full of fresh fruit, ... Read more >


ECUADOR | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [241] | Comments [1]

Today, we moved from the small town of Cuenca to the modern city of Quito. I am excited to see the difference in the cities in Ecuador. I think that Quito will be much larger than Cuenca and also have more modern looking buildings. On our way to the ... Read more >

The wonderful city of Otavalo

ECUADOR | Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | Views [203]

Today marks the first official day in Ecuador. We accomplished so much today it’s hard to even remember it all! To start off our early morning, we had our first Ecuadorian meal. This consisted of hot coco, coffee, tea, a smoothie, eggs, and bread.... Read more >

Pre Trip Journal

USA | Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | Views [264]

When preparing to travel to a new country, there are many new concepts that need to be understood and studied. One major idea that needs to be known is culture. The culture of a country is a combination of different activites like communication, religion, ... Read more >

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