Trying to get your head around life in Ecuador is sometimes like writing a cover letter. It’s cumbersome, makes little sense and can get on your nerves. That being said, once the work is done and the day is over, one feels a sense of accomplishment akin to finishing the chores on the list. A … Continue reading
Living abroad is a different kettle of fish compared to Life in the States.. I remember hitting the ground in Quito walking around trying to figure out which way was up. The language barrier, the complete lack of any sense of what was coming at me and the immersion into a world filled with gringos … Continue reading
I am sitting in the back of a taxi speeding across Quito on a street that traverses the gap between new and old towns. Skyscrapers give way to parks filled with people playing soccer, kids driving pedal cars and vendors selling everything from snacks, ponchos, paintings and brightly colored blankets. The intense Quito sun is currently doing battle with the ominous storm clouds gathering overhead.