Ecuador

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Cow chasing and the mystery of grace

by Kim September 30, 2012

A story about chasing down a runaway cow and the mystery of being blessed with what you ask for.

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Luna Runtun Adventure Spa: a Baños oasis

by Kim September 26, 2012

We had an amazing two-night stay in one of Ecuador’s most romantic hotels: Luna Runtun Adventure Spa. It was heaven!

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Volunteering abroad: sometimes you receive more than you give

by Kim September 23, 2012

The other night, after a long day at our volunteering gig, a fellow volunteer, who knows I have this blog, asked what I would be writing about my experience volunteering at Arte del Mundo. I told him I’d write the truth: that I’ve had a great time settling into Banos, that I’ve loved meeting and spending time with the other volunteers, but that the actual act of volunteering has been somewhat hard for me.

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Settling into life in Baños, Ecuador

by Kim September 19, 2012

We’re currently in Banos, Ecuador, where we’re spending three weeks, and we love it here. Banos itself is small and charming, a beautiful little town tucked into the Andes mountains. We are living and volunteering at Arte del Mundo, an organization that promotes literacy and the arts to the children of Banos.

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The slow life in Mindo, Ecuador

by Kim September 16, 2012

Mindo, Ecuador is a town nestled high in the Andes that moves at a slower speed.

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Galapagos is a magical place (part 3)

by Kim September 9, 2012

Part three of our time spent in Ecuador’s amazing Galapagos Islands.

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Galapagos brings me to tears (part 2)

by Kim September 4, 2012

Part two about our visit to the Galapagos Islands.

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Paradise is Galapagos (even with seasickness) part 1

by Kim August 31, 2012

Brian and I didn’t plan to visit the Galapagos but everyone we spoke with in Ecuador, especially Ecuadorians themselves, encouraged us to go. Part 1 of our fabulous time in the islands.

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First impressions of Quito, Ecuador

by Kim August 19, 2012

First impressions of Quito: The Otavalo Market, Sunday’s Ciclopaseo, and finding ourselves in the back of a cop car.

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We made it to Ecuador!

by Kim August 17, 2012

I am writing from our hostel in Quito, Ecuador! It took us thirty-two hours to get here, including a night of sleeping in the Lima airport, but our flights were smooth, our backpacks made it, and no one questioned our one-way tickets though technically one is not supposed to enter Ecuador without proof of onward travel.

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