My Ecuadorian host family taught me a great deal about the meaning of family from the perspective of another culture. My experience not only altered my view of Ecuadorian culture, but it also gave me a new perspective on what family is to people of the United States.
Holy cow, it’s been too long since my last post! I’ve been so caught up in the stress of finals and papers, and in the excitement of our travels in Perú, that I haven’t had much time for posting. Let me get you caught up to date with a few posts to make up for [...]
As I was walking down the street the other day I was greeted by several signs advertising everything from restaurants to dentistry, but all of the ads had something in common: There were an unusual amount of European looking faces smiling back at me trying to entice me to buy into whatever they were selling. [...]
So. Today I went to a German movie theater. Quite interesting. The set up is much of that of an American movie theater. However, the popcorn was kettle, and you could purchase beer… naturally, and everyone has assigned seats printed on the ticket stubs. The previews were interesting to see in German rather than English, [...]
… was to travel to the Baltic Sea. You see, the Wittenberg group is on a slight vacation of sorts. We had our last classes on Wed. and then we are free to travel until today, as we go back to classes tomorrow. Originally, I was to travel south for this time and go hiking [...]
So a lot has happened since my last post, and to be honest I don’t want to write a 10 page blog on this one, so I’m just going to start from the time we entered Peru! We left Ecuador and my family for the past 3 weeks on August 21 and entered into the [...]
Traveling has made blogging difficult this past week, but saying goodbye to Ecuador was a million times harder. Rachel and I decided for our farewell gift of sorts, we would cook our family dinner during the last week. We chose to make lasagna, one of my personal favorites, and apple pie accompanied by ice cream. [...]