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Interim 2014 in Ecuador

Last blog- Guayaquil

ECUADOR | Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | Views [173]

Today is our last day in Ecuador. Kind of bitter sweet, but I am ready to be home. This morning I went for a run a long the boardwalk it was so humid and hot even at 7 am. We got to sleep in a little later today, but I am so in routine of being up at ... Read more >

day 16/17 Guayaquil

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | Views [209]

We are down to our last day tomorrow. This trip has gone so fast but yet it seems like I’ve been here forever. We got to Guayaquil Monday night and didn’t do much because we were all pretty tired. Tuesday was the day we were going to help ... Read more >

day 15/16 Saraguro

ECUADOR | Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | Views [140]

This weekend we visited a small village called Saraguro. It was about 3 hours out of Cuenca. We arrived and checked in this cute little hostel. When I heard hostel I pictured 10 of us sleeping in one room and sharing one bathroom. However, it was very ... Read more >

My Final Project- link to Youtube video.

ECUADOR | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | Views [157]

http://youtu.be/fyf9VogwpVI   My final project for my intercultural communications class. Enjoy! 

Day 13 El Cajas

ECUADOR | Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | Views [186]

I think today has been my overall favorite day so far. I woke up at 5:45 am went for my usual run then we left for school at 7:15 to arrive by 7:45. We were departing for El Cajas National Park. It was about thirty minutes out of the city and I wasn’... Read more >

day 12 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | Views [188]

This morning it was raining pretty hard so I unfortunately did not go running. I’ll just have to make up for it tomorrow I guess. Katie, Kelsey, and I took a cab to school this morning because we were babies about walking in the rain. We however ... Read more >

day 11 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | Views [175]

Pretty normal morning today, ran, breakfast, and walked to school. Today in class we talked about health care. We talked about how health disparities exist all across the world. A lot depends on each individual’s socioeconomic status. We looked ... Read more >

day 10 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | Views [155]

This morning I woke up at 6:30 am to go for a run along the trail again. Once more, it was filled with people. I probably passed 100 people and there was a group fitness dance class going on in the park with about 50 more people. Yesterday on our tour ... Read more >

Day 9 Ingapira/Canar

ECUADOR | Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | Views [233]

Today was an early morning. We had to be at school by 7:45 am to depart for our trip to Ingapirca to visit the Incan ruins. We left for school at 7:15 am and the town was dead. There were hardly any cars or people out and about. Sunday’s must be ... Read more >

Day 8 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Saturday, 4 Jan 2014 | Views [170]

Since I wrote my blog prior to last nights activities I’ll recap what we did. It was the first night I had gone out and everyone in our group went out as well which made it very fun. We started at a little brewery and then ended our night at a ... Read more >

day 7 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [180]

I made it a week! We started the day off with class again talking about identities and then jumped to the economic status of Ecuador. It was interesting to research more about the exports of fish and shrimp and how much money Ecuador makes from the US ... Read more >

day 6 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | Views [333]

Today was an exhausting day. We started our morning at 6:45 am to prepare for our first day of school. We had breakfast that included yogurt, fruit, and freshly squeezed orange juice it was delicious as always. We then started our walk to school. It ... Read more >

day 5 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | Views [149]

This morning was very relaxing. We didn’t have to be up till 10 and we didn’t have to travel for hours. At about 10:30 I went down and had a wonderful breakfast which included papaya, yogurt, and squeezed orange juice. The oranges are actually ... Read more >

Photos: Day 5 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: day 4 Cuenca

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day 4 12/31 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | Views [323]

Today we started our longggg bus ride to Cuenca where we were to meet our host families. I had all sorts of emotions. I was excited, nervous, and anxious. I wasn’t sure to expect, but had an open mind going into it. On our way we stopped at the ... Read more >

Day 3 12/30/13

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | Views [163] | Comments [1]

 This morning I woke up at 5:45 am to go running with another girl on the trip. We weren’t super familiar with Quito so we just ran up and down three blocks three times. It was so surprising how much altitude can affect you. I was breathing ... Read more >

Photos: Day 2 Quito

ECUADOR | Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Day 2 12/29 (Quito)

ECUADOR | Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | Views [152]

Today was a full day. We started our morning with breakfast and a short orientation session. Soon after we packed our bags and made our way towards Quito. About an hour out of Otavalo, we stopped at the equator, 0 degrees latitude and 0 degrees longitude.... Read more >

Day 1 12/28 (Otavalo)

ECUADOR | Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | Views [171] | Comments [1]

              Today was quite the start to this adventure. I was awakened with a nice cold shower but then headed down for a nice breakfast and orientation session to start our morning. After ... Read more >

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