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My Spirit Has Been Cleansed

Last week Wednesday after blogging, I had our second of two cooking classes. We made ceviche which is a typical Ecuadorian dish of shrimp marinated in orange and lime juice. It was delicious but had a very strong, slightly overpowering flavor to it. In our Indigenous Literature and Culture class lately we have been doing […]


SATURDAY- we left for saraguro (sara means corn and guro means gold in kichwa) at 715 am. it was about a 3 hour drive away from cuenca. we stayed in a really nice hostal called Achik Wasi which means Our Home in Kichwa. it was a lot colder than cuenca and you could definitely feel […]

I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This!

After blogging last Monday the rest of the day wasn’t very out of the ordinary. Although, my host mom presented her thesis that night, so there were some nerves and excitement in the family. Everything went really well, she was really excited afterwords, and she graduates the day after my birthday! So hopefully next week […]

Greenland (Week 3)

I am finally back from my week-long excursion to Booth Sound! We weren’t so sure that we were going to get to head out there because the weather was picking up and the ocean could have been too rough to make it there. Since our boat was out of commission for the time being, we […]

Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and cooking class!

Last Sunday, the day after our canyoning adventures, the whole group took a trip to Chordeleg, the capital of the Azuay province of Ecuador, and Gualaceo to go shopping! Chordeleg is known for their artesenias, especially for their silver. First we stopped at a house where they make the jewelry. It was really fun trying […]

New adventures!

Hey guys! I have had a very exciting couple of weeks! Since my last blog I have gone to the jungle, broke my computer, seen a festival at a local church, learned about superstitions and had the best pizza in the whole world. Oh! And  I went canyoning too! We the for La Selva  at […]

Welcome to the Jungle!

On Wednesday morning I got up early to meet the group at school to go to the jungle!! As I was leaving, my host mom gave me the biggest hug goodbye! She filled the mom role perfectly by stressing multiple times to stay safe and have fun while being really, really safe. The bus rides […]

I Survived La Selva (The Jungle)!!

i survived 5 days in the ecuadorian jungle! it was seriously the most intense experience but also one of the most incredible and amazing experiences of my life! i hope you enjoy reading all about my crazy adventure! 🙂 WEDNESDAY July 7 Today we embarked on our journey to la selva! Forget about caring about […]

Greenland (week 2)

So we have hit a bit of a snag here at Thule Air Base.  One of our research boat engines has began to make a not so good noise and cannot be used anymore.  So our boat is out of commission for a couple weeks until we get a new pair of engines shipped up […]

Greenland Photos

Take a look and tell me what you think….