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HOLIDAYS IN ECUADOR 2017

WANT TO KNOW WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL LONGER (OR REST MORE) DURING YOUR TIME HERE? Here are the dates of the public holidays of Ecuador for this year.  See them carefully and plan your time and activities better.  Note that most banks, shops and other commercial places...
The Most Empathetic Country In The World

The Most Empathetic Country In The World

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHICH IS THE MOST EMPATHETIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?    …I WILL GIVE YOU SOME CLUES It is a small volcanic country of South America It has four regions: the Coast, the Andean Highlands, the Amazon and the islands It has many indigenous...
Ecuador General Elections

Ecuador General Elections

On Sunday, February 19th, Ecuadorians voted for President, the members of the General Assembly and the Andean Parliament. “Ecuador has voted in general elections that could see the country move from the left to the right like several other South American...
Visit to Community Health Project

Visit to Community Health Project

I woke up this morning very excited.  Today was the day we would head to Riobamba to visit a health organization.  Living in Quito I don’t get to see the countryside much so this was going to be a great opportunity.  We drove in a car service, which was very nice. ...
Animal rescue centre

Animal rescue centre

Yesterday was a scary day in the land of the project… sick people were everywhere I turned! And that tickle in the back of my throat? It’s starting to get worse.. nooo! I refuse to be sick! The frustrating part about getting sick here is that you can’t work with the...
This is bliss

This is bliss

What an extraordinary place Ecuador is. It never seizes to amaze me. Friday night when the four of us arrived in Papallacta at around 8:45pm I figured we would check into our hostel and head to bed, besides, what would possibly be open in this tiny little town tucked...
Top 10 places to go for weekend travel in Ecuador

Top 10 places to go for weekend travel in Ecuador

As an intern, student, or volunteer in Ecuador you will have plenty of time to travel around this beautiful country. The options are endless and include visits to biodiversity hot spots in the Amazon, relaxing in volcanic hot springs, or hiking up some of world’s...
Ecuador: Advice blog

Ecuador: Advice blog

So this blog isn’t a chronicle as most of my others have been but more of a halfway checkin with a summary of things I have picked up here in Ecuador: Always pack extra underwear (Learned this before Ecuador but very relevant) That leads to- travel with a...
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