Well this has been alot of fun...My last 10 days were, as usual, fun filled...my last 2 days in Quito brought me the "Gripa" and also a lovely stomach ailment...but did that slow me down...not a chance...actually, it was all by my choice...I went to my last day of class on Friday, dressed for a … Continue reading THE END OF SCHOOL & A QUICK ADVENTURE INTO THE ANDES
I moved into my new family's home on Sunday night and am considering a trip on Sunday up the volcano(Cotopaxi)..we would go up 14000+ feet...drive part way and hike some...not a difficult hike but still quite high right now for me... So far, no altitude problems, I think walking to school up and down hills … Continue reading ONE LAST THOUGHT FROM QUITO
May I just start by saying that grammar was never my strong suit in English...and yet here I am... now expected to figure out what a "reflexive verb" or better yet a " Verbo reflexivo" or "Pasada verbos"... are...it has been rather humorous...my teacher, Maria, had her work cut out for her from day one. On my first day, … Continue reading SPANISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION FUN
I have arrived in Quito..although I must say landing in this glorious city had me thinking I was on a roller coaster in Orlando...The flight was uneventful until our approach into Quito. As we approached, everyone who had a window seat had their faces glued to the windows looking at the beautiful view of all the … Continue reading MY ADVENTURE INTO LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN ECUADOR-HELLO QUITO!
Cuenca is a wonderful Colonial City in Ecuador...But getting here...well now that was an adventure! And it was, so far, the scariest plane experience I have had in quite awhile...besides flying in a small plane from Coca(the city near the amazon) to Quito ...we ended up having to change planes because of mechanical problems...no big … Continue reading HOLA CUENCA
Let me apologize upfront...I am in the grips of the "Gripa"...which is the cold/flu...it just hit me about an hour ago...but I am only near an internet for today and tomorrow(not sure about next week...I will try) and I fear the gripa will have a stronger grip on me by tomorrow!!! After our wonderful time in … Continue reading GUAYAQUIL…ALANDALUZ…ISLA DE LA PLATA
Well what can I say about the Amazon( called the Selva here)...Well.....Think Mud...and then insects...but don't forget the Tarantulas...and now you have an idea of life in the Amazona! Actually, it is a beautiful area but not one for the faint of heart..or for one who needs the comforts of civilization...Our lodge, the Yaturi lodge, … Continue reading SOME AMAZON ADVENTURES