Top 10 Things I Miss About Living in the United States 10. American football: Some of my friends went to a sports bar to try and watch the Bears play the Packers, but the game wasn’t on any of the channels. I’m sort of glad I didn’t see it, though, because it sounded painful for [...]
I have recently discovered that there are some types of body cleansing that may require one to take a shower afterward. Sound like a confusing form of logic? Keep reading and you’ll understand. Last weekend half of the Augie students here in Ecuador went on a weekend trip to Saraguro, a smaller town that has [...]
I cannot believe that it has already been 2 weeks that we have been here in Ecuador. I thought it felt as though I had been here forever, then someone mentioned to me that today is 2 weeks, and I gasped with shock. Time is flying here and our rigorous schedule always keeps me busy. This past [...]
So sorry for going so long without a post!! I was having some technical difficulties, but everything seems to be back in order now. The following was intended to be posted Thursday, September 3rd.
We arrived to Cuenca last night and today we had our first set of classes. I am sitting at CEDEI (where we have classes) on a lovely patio with beautiful flowers. Two little girls are watching me write this from the window, and every time I look at them they giggle. So far, Ecuador has [...]
A whirlwind. That’s how I would describe these past couple days as I have been preparing to depart for Quito, Ecuador, the first stop on my Latin American adventure. My head has been in some sort of foggy haze as I have been preparing for this trip for oh so many reasons. First of all, [...]
Well, we made it to Houston with plenty of time to spare…. perhaps a little too much time, considering the length of this layover and my excitement to get to Ecuador. The flight from Chicago was a bit taxing, most likely due to my lack of sleep and the extremely arctic temperature of the cabin. [...]
Location: Bedroom floor Music: I Gotta Feeling-Black Eyed Peas Let’s see, Latin America… I think I’m ready… In terms of packing, I’ve narrowed it down to one duffel and a backpack (a major feat). I have my anti-malarial drugs, super-charged bug spray, anti-itch spray, my first aid kit and my weaving loom for art class. [...]