Many people dream about visiting the Galapagos Islands, but they cringe at the thought of their bank accounts dwindling by several thousand dollars. I was definitely one of these people until I figured out I was woefully wrong! Now be forewarned, I am not going to be explaining here how you can spend a week … Continue reading Galapagos on a Backpacker’s Budget
Puerto Villamil, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (22/12/2015) The Galapagos, the place where every island feels like a different planet and where under water feels like a completely different universe. This was a dream trip. One that I never thought I could afford. That is until my Ecuadorian brother Ramiro told me (almost) all his secrets about … Continue reading Los Galapagos!
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador (11/12/2015) It has absolutely been too long! This last half of the semester has flown by that I can barely believe I'm done! I handed in my last essays today, after a night of zero sleep, I feel surprisingly good. It has been a challenging few months. Academically, socially, emotionally...but I have … Continue reading 4 Mundos (Worlds)
Tena, Napo, Ecuador (25/10/2015) I can't lie, tears are welling up in my eyes at the moment. As I was doing the dishes just moments ago, my Ecuadorian dad Felix came up to me and initiated a wee talk about vulnerability. I have bonded with Felix and Chari on a number of things including Waldorf, … Continue reading De Vacas Feliz (From Happy Cows)
Quito, Ecuador (31/03/2016) Wow. It's sure been a while! Can't believe we're already 1/4 of the way through 2016! Feliz año (belated) to everyone back home! 2016 feels like the perfect year for facing fears, self-discovery, finding joy in the everyday, and maybe let's throw in a little bit of magic to make this one … Continue reading Feliz Navidad y Nuevo Año!
Pichincha, Pichincha, Ecuador (29/09/2015) Well, it has officially been one month since my plane took off on this wonderful adventure and thus I felt it time for another blog post for a quick update on life here on the equator 🙂 It is hard to believe how quickly time has gone by as I look … Continue reading Mindo, Music, Marzipan and More
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador (08/09/2015) Despite the intimidatingly wonderful diversity our planet Earth offers, sometimes it feels like it could fit in the palm of your hand. This year continues to open unexpected doors one of them being a truly inspiring Ecuadorian family. Although Maria, the program coordinator here in Ecuador, does not like to refer … Continue reading Es Un Mundo Pequeño (It’s a small world)