Travel Blogs from Yasuni National Park
This afternoon I decided to walk around Quito taking photos of the people of Quito and in particular, the working women of the old city. One of the first things I'd noticed when I arrived in the city is how the women carry their babies and toddlers on their backs in slings, whilst carrying other heavy loads and working on stalls to sell produce. And it's not only women. I noticed the elderly not only continue to work but also carry heavy loads up ...
... and ladders--a lot of steep inclines on cliffs that you really had to CLIMB....using your hands, and a lot of downward slopes that you were better off sliding on your butt down. It got extremely dry and sandy in some places, so it was easy to slip. We were all really careful though, and eventually made it through. Again, I was by far the slowest (my friends are very experienced hikers, by the way), but they were great, and let me set the pace during the really, really ...
... church. On the way back saw the obligatory beauty queens they troll out for all latin festivals it seems.
Revisited Bandito Brewing as the porter was due out today – again full of gringos – it’s a nice change to think & talk in English for a while and a refreshing ale never goes amiss especially as I had I with a bowl of their famous garlic ...
... there starting in January. The meeting
helped me decide that I really want to be “in the field” as opposed to in an
office, and secondly it clarified that I want to work with youth in
marginalized groups and interact with them in a one-on-one basis. Hopefully
after the many field trips in October I can arrange some meetings with youth
programs outside of the Quito “bubble.” I walked home ...
... looking forward to having classes with them! I am taking four courses:
- 1. Spanish Language
- 2. Ecuador Seminar – with a professor who specializes in political philosophy (something that I have never studied before, but I’m excited to learn about it!)
- 3. Andean Economy, Culture, and Society – which gives an overview of the Andean region
- 4. Community Development – in the fall semester this course will be ...
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