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

New Article about Volunteer/Travel in the Galapagos

I’ve been writing about a volunteer/adventure travel trip to the Galapagos for a while as I think it is a great way to explore the islands from a different, more adventurous perspective. If you search this site, you will find a few attempts to give it the attention I think it needs as there are … Continue reading

Responses to Project DCR Postcard Campaign!

  I checked my messages today on couchsurfing and found ten new emails from people who are up for sending postcards to the kids at Project DCR!  Whoo Hoo! That will make the kids day!  I´m trying for about ten a day.  If you don´t know about it already, I started a campaign for postcards from … Continue reading

Update to my Postcard Campaign for the kids at Project DCR

A few days ago I came up with an idea to have people travelling to the Galapagos drop off a postcard at Post Office Bay for former street kids in a school here that my friends at Project DCR run. The first good Samaritan sent me an email the same day.. Thanks Sonia for your generosity and fun-loving … Continue reading

What factors do you consider when deciding to travel to Ecuador?

I am wondering what people who are travelling here now or in the recent future are thinking in terms of factors to consider when coming to Ecuador!   Do you have a recent story about travel plans going a muck or travelling here during the state of emergency?  What are you considering to be the biggest factor … Continue reading

Kind words from a new friend!

  bartenderinquito’s TravBuddy Profile via kwout The following was posted on travelbuddy from a friend that met here a few weeks ago.  Kari saw the post on this blog about Project DCR and was kind enough to bring a whole suitcase full of supplies for the kids at the school. She met Karin, the director of the project,and … Continue reading

The Galapagos Post Office

When someone mentions the Galapagos I think of wildlife, cruises, pirates,and the U.S. Navy using the location as a base during wartime.  If pressed I might come up with a few different people I know who can help with a trip there or a volunteer trip to three islands that I think is a pretty … Continue reading

Happenings in Quito September 27- October 2nd

Monday Night Monday Night Football- Bears vs Packers.  Drink Specials, squares, and prizes.. Come in and watch the legendary rivalry! Calama y Almargro   Tuesday Pub Quiz at Finn McCool´s to benifit Project DCR.  Project DCr is helping street kids in Quito get an education.   The Pub Quiz is a great way to meet other … Continue reading

Project DCR-How you can help while exploring Ecuador

I´ve previously written about Project DCR for this blog but wanted to break down what they do, what they need in terms of support, and explain the ways that people traveling to Ecuador can help. Project DCR is a legal, well-organized foundation that was created a year ago by two volunteers who took over it´s operation from … Continue reading

Project DCR

     I first met the people who would become Prject DCR through their weekly pub quiz at Finn McCool´s to benefit street children.  They are impressive as they hold this weekly event to actually benefit street children by getting them into schools and making it possible for them to access educational materials as well.  That´s the line that I´ve … Continue reading