The Exception to the Rule, Sani Lodge

This originally appeared on the Rediscovering the Amazon site in October.  As I am updating my own site, I wanted to add it in its unedited version, mistakes and all until I have the time to revise in properly. Jon Our first stop on the journey down the Rio Coca was at Sani Lodge, a … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Indigenous People Along the Amazon

Authors note-This is an article I wrote before leaving on a trip with Rediscovering the Amazon, a team following Orellana’s route down the Amazon.  I also designed the site for the trek and worked with local businesses who sponsored us.  I will be adding articles about the journey from Coca, Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru in … Continue reading

Word Cloud of an Upcoming Article about Sani Lodge and the Ilsa Sani People

Guest Post at a Pair of Panties and Boxers

Update.. This post is a few years old.  Between the time of writing and the present, Project DCR has shut its doors. I urge anyone interested in volunteering at a genuine project of substance working with kids in Ecuador to click on the link and read the article for one reason.  Karin Ernehed. Karin was … Continue reading

Three Places in Ecuador That I would Visit Again

The travel forums are full of people looking for advise on places to go and see in Ecuador.  These  include the Galapagos, the jungle and the coast.  Having travelled a fair amount in the hills, along the beaches and into the jungle, there are at least ten places that I would revisit and a few … Continue reading

New Article about Cotopaxi and the Quilotoa loop

Savvy Saturday-Volunteer Gig´s in Ecuador

The Secret Garden, Cotopaxi is looking for volunteers to manage their country hostel.  Ideally they are looking for someone who is planning on staying for a few months.  The hostel is located forty-five minutes from Machachi and is a short drive to the north gate of Cotopaxi National Park.  There is no internet or tv, … Continue reading

Live like an Ecuadorian President while supporting The Galo Plazo Lasso Foundation.

I´ve written about The Galo Plaza Lasso Foundation previously on this blog when explaining what the Condor Hausi Project does to stop the extinction of wild condors in Ecuador. I mentioned in that post that I was starting a series about the foundation as the scope of what they do is impressive.

The purpose of this article is to map out what the foundation does and then write updates about specific aspects and projects in the future.

President Galo Plaza Lasso´s vision for education in Ecuador was ahead of his time. He started The American School in 1940 with the hopes of educating Ecuador´s future leaders in democratic principles. The school is thriving today and boasts a list of leaders in politics, education, and medicine amongst others.

The Condor Huasi Project

Recently, while doing research about animal rescue centers in Ecuador, I came across a project that rehabilitates condors previously kept as pets or otherwise abused in captivity. The project is called The Condor Huasi Rehabilitation project and it was started and funded with full support of the Galo Plaza Lasso Foundation. Galo Plazo Lasso was a much … Continue reading

Passion and Prose-Brian Iverson

“I like my grass blue and my whiskey straight” quote from brian!   Thinking about how to introduce Brian my head is filled with thoughts about meeting him in Quito at Finn´s and then finding him in the least likely places.  When I went to the coast with a group of volunteers all of the … Continue reading