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Traditional festivities: Diablada de Píllaro

Traditional festivities: Diablada de Píllaro

The “diablada” or devils party is celebrated in the town of Píllaro, province of Tungurahua, from January 1 to 6 of each year, each day a different neighborhood get organized to present their parade on the main streets of the town. Its origin comes from...
First Impressions of Ecuador

First Impressions of Ecuador

By Christina Petsas I can’t believe it’s been a month since I arrived in Quito! The time’s flown as I’ve gotten to know this large city, its friendly people and its rich culture. My airport pick up was seamless and my driver, Franklin, briefed me on helpful tidbits I...
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...