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Leaving Ecuador: From Baños to the Border (ive)

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | Views [1995] | Comments [2]

The flip side of the uneasiness of the groundlessness of traveling that I was talking about before, is the joy of the freedom that goes along with the groundlessness of traveling. There is something beautiful about waking up each morning on the road ... Read more >

la hesperia - favorites (mi)

Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [1155]

i hear mooing. i stuff my 80 cent white gardening gloves half way into the right pant pocket of my grey quick-dry pants, leaving the fingers, with their red flower pattern wet and soiled, sticking out to dry.   the pattern makes me feel like ... Read more >

quito (mi) belated post

Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [1615]

Quito, Ecuador, population 1,400,000, elevation 2850m, is built up into the sides of Andean valley volcanos.   when considered individually, almost none of its buildings stands alone as special, but when viewed from one of the city's hilltop vistas, ... Read more >

señor tarantula (mi)

Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Views [1786]

for some people it's mice, for some it's snakes. for me, it is spiders. spiders are good for about one thing in life. and since around here they are doing a terrible spider-job of it, neglecting hordes of mosquitoes and biting flies, and so leaving my ... Read more >

A Hot Shower (ive)

Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Views [2215] | Comments [1]

“Ivan! Their shower is hot! Like really hot!” We're at a hotel in Quito, Ecuador. Miral has finished up in the baño compartido (bathroom shared with the rest of the guests on that floor) and is delivering very exciting news. I'd experienced a lot of ... Read more >

Gallery: La Hesperia, Ecuador - Biological station/environmental preservation and education

Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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We´ll Be Back In A Month!

Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [874] | Comments [3]

Tomorrow we leave Quito and head two hours east into one of the last remaining tropical cloud forests on earth for our first volunteer stint on this journey. Miral will be spending the month working on an organic farm and Ivan will be working on forest ... Read more >

Gallery: ECUADOR: Quito (before La Hasperia), Baños, Riobamba, Alausi, Cuenca, & Vilcabamba

Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Guayasamin and the suffering of Latin America (ive)

Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [7212] | Comments [2]

“It's such a shame how they treat their country.”    I'm sitting on a bus in Colombia with an American couple in the seat behind Miral and I. There are never other Americans on the bus with us in Colombia. The wife in the couple reiterates, ... Read more >

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