Ecuador Reflections

Things I miss about Ecuador: The cheap food. The beautiful scenery The “I’m in the southern hemisphere feeling.” The mountains The clouds The excuse not to carry a cell phone. The flowers The people The taxies – no really, taking a cab is fun. Things I don’t...

Ecuador Day 8 – Friday March 21

Today was good Friday, a national holiday which means that all businesses are closed. We visited El Centro de Mundo or the Center of the World. At first I thought that the name was just clever marketing, but on the way we learned that this spot is the center of the...

Ecuador Day 7 – Thursday March 20

Today we talked with a hotel manager, a missionary and the operations director for DHL. We also jumped off mountains and drove through downtown Quito in a bus and a private band. Hotel Quito We talked with Joseph Sugels the director food and beverage service at Hotel...

Ecuador Day 6 – Wednesday March 19

Today we visited a university, radio station and Hospital. Univserdad San Francisco de Quito The university has 5000 students and no dorms. Students either live on their own, with their families or with a host family. Since there is no where to sleep during the day...

Ecuador Day 5 – Tuesday March 18

Today we visited a flower plantation a coffee company and a plastics factory. We also almost fell off a mountain in our bus. Some of the roads here are crazy. Some drivers are too. Flower Plantation One of the most interesting things about the flower industry is its...