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Gallery: tena, la selva (the jungle)

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

magical and very wet
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out of QUito, into the jungle

ECUADOR | Monday, 30 Jan 2006 | Views [2573] | Comments [2]

Well, this is the second attempt to compose this entry (first time the computer crashed before I was able to save), so it´s going to be abbreviated... --finally leave Tena, show up at the Terminal 7am, no joke 5 minutes later we are on a direct bus ... Read more >

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Gallery: around quito

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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trying to leave Quito

ECUADOR | Monday, 23 Jan 2006 | Views [1091] | Comments [1]

Well, we were going to leave Saturday, then Sunday... now we finally get our act together to leave this morning, and we are informed that the buses are on on strike. Less pollution on the roads for one day, hurray.... and we get yet another day of bumming ... Read more >

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Galapagos

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [1404] | Comments [2]

Well after being back in Quito for a few days already, it´s already difficult to put into words the past week at sea, touring around the Galapagos with my dad, and his girlfriend Mary. It was such a visual and visceral experience that I will probably ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Galapagos adventures

ECUADOR | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

a week in paradise
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spanish classes continue on the coast, new years week

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 4 Jan 2006 | Views [1225] | Comments [3]

Still recuperating from new years week at the beach. I left last Sunday night, taking the all night, 8 hour bus ride from Quito to Guayaquil (the largest city in ecuador) with my spanish teacher, Annabell, and my friend Atiya (lives in Germany, but she ... Read more >

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Gallery: la playa.. ecudaor

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 4 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

sand sand sand
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museo de guayasamin

ECUADOR | Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Views [8375]

Oswaldo Guayasamin  is an ecuadorian painter born in 1919, an d since passed away a few years ago.  A hidden gem in Quito is his foundation which  was started by him and his children about 30 years ago.  as  you can see in the photos, his work is quite ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: museo de Guayasamin

ECUADOR | Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery


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futbol mania

ECUADOR | Friday, 23 Dec 2005 | Views [2308]

Last  night I went to the championship  game, the ecuador national   team  (red)  versus barcelona    (yellow). There are about 6 teams in the country from different regions. The Barcelona team is from the coast, and the national team is from all over, ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Gallery: soccer mania

ECUADOR | Friday, 23 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery

final game, ecuador national teams wins!
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weekend in Isinlivi

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2005 | Views [3984] | Comments [2]

The first question I was asked when I told  the director at the school that I was going to Isinlivi, was Where is that? and second, ¨How do you pronounce that?  well the first I can now answer.. the second still remains unclear exactly. I decide to ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: my weekend in Isinlivi

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery

el medio de nada
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documentary about life at La Hesperia

ECUADOR | Friday, 16 Dec 2005 | Views [1305] | Comments [1]

So on my second day of classes, there is a chico talking to the director as Im leaving and he doesnt speak much spanish, so the director asks me to help make sense of what he is inquiring about. Turns out this guy, Martin, from Canada spent a month  ... Read more >

Tags: Work


simple observations

ECUADOR | Friday, 16 Dec 2005 | Views [684]

 in  no particular order: ...its hard to remember not to flush the toilet paper.. there is usually always a waste basket nearby, most systems in central-south america cant handle the paper. ... alt 6 4 is the easist way to get the @ when sending email, ... Read more >

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Gallery: quito colonial

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery

Sunday in Quito
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Gallery: my ecuadorian family, house, etc

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery


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my ecuadorian PFA

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005 | Views [529]

I found my second home, Ocho y Medio, the art house cinema that shows severals programs daily on 35mm, 16mm and video. From German experimental shorts to French films, Brazilian films,  classics.. several of which have come through the PFA. For $2, Im ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


a good use of the wet wipe

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005 | Views [778]

I had an exciting day out in Quito colonial. ALL The city transport is .25 what a deal. although you can walk a good deal in a few hours, as <i have been doing. After taking the trole and getting off at the main plaza (one of many grand plazas in ... Read more >

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