todo es posible en ecuador

 
Air Travel 07/27/2009
 
My friend Beto came and rescued me last night near Mariscal District, Quito, loaned me $60, and brought me to a friend's house to stay for the night. I made it out of Ecuador! I was legitimately worried about leaving, because my funds were so  low. I am thankful for the good karma I have experienced all summer -- having to rely on the kindness of people could not have gone better!

I'm currently back in fat ass America, and culture shock has hit. Where are the smiling Salasacans, donkeys, Spanish/Quichua postings, and $1.50 almuerzo? Joder, all I see are Pizza Huts and obesity. Ha what a long strange trip its been. Speaking of, the first thing I'm going to do when I get back home is blare American Beauty. I've missed the Grateful Dead and my music so much. Funny though, because I imagine I'll be missing the Andean melodies of the charango and the rondador in a few weeks.
 


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Janet Snyder
10/04/2010 11:49

Hi, 6 of us from the U.S.have plans to be in Salasaca from Oct.29-Nov.9 staying with Marcelino Chango. With the recent riots and closure of the airport in Quito,
do you think we as Americans will be safe?
Would sure appreciate your opinion.
Regards, Janet

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03/12/2011 22:06

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Mark
04/09/2012 11:21

I'm a Spanish instructor in The United States and I just wanted to say this website is a great resource for me.

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    Adrienne Hearne

    These are excerpts taken from my summer travel journal. While telling the story of my summer, they also express my different experiences of culture shock, being an individual  living in a collective culture.