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Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and cooking class!

Last Sunday, the day after our canyoning adventures, the whole group took a trip to Chordeleg, the capital of the Azuay province of Ecuador, and Gualaceo to go shopping! Chordeleg is known for their artesenias, especially for their silver. First we stopped at a house where they make the jewelry. It was really fun trying [...]

New adventures!

Hey guys! I have had a very exciting couple of weeks! Since my last blog I have gone to the jungle, broke my computer, seen a festival at a local church, learned about superstitions and had the best pizza in the whole world. Oh! And  I went canyoning too! We the for La Selva  at [...]

The Best and Worst of Ecuador …

So I have had quite an interesting weekend … I ended up not going to the party because it was changed to a different day and I’ll be in the jungle when it happens so no party for me. Oh well, I’m not heart-broken, I would have been the only gringa there anyways. Instead, I [...]

Cooking, Dancing, Playing, my three favorite things …

Hola! I am currently nomming on a granny smith apple from Chile! Too bad it isn’t the local stuff. There has been so much that has happened and I’m sorry I haven’t gotten around to blogging about it. First on the very long list I’ve compiled, Cooking class. It was during lunch one day in [...]

A weekend of traditions!

It’s official. I’m sick. I have a terrible cough and I can’t stop sneezing. I don’t know what it is because I’m sure it’s not from food but it needs to go. I have things to do. Last weekend, the group traveled to Ingapirca and the Incan ruins were sooo beautiful! It was a very [...]

La gente …

Hola! Wow it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Where to begin … Every day here is a new adventure. There are always new things to discover in Cuenca. The markets are by far my favorite I can’t help myself, I love shopping. I convinced my teachers to take me on field trips last week [...]

A day in the life …

Hello again! Today is my second day of classes and I finally got my schedule down. I’m only taking two classes: language and grammar. Yesterday, my friend Anna and I were walking home from school and we got so lost! It took us about and hour to get home when usually it’s only a 20 [...]

So much has happened!!!

Hey everyone! I have arrived safely in Ecuador and it has been an absolute blast! I love it here! And though I miss everyone, I’m not homesick … yet. I haven’t met my host family yet but I get to tomorrow evening. On Thursday we went to la Mitad del Mundo! It was so cool! [...]