¡Feliz Año!

Ecuador’s New Year is full of traditions. Here are a few things that are completely normal here:

1.  Making a doll stuffed with paper and wood chips, setting the doll on fire in the middle of the street and watching it burn. Seriously. Totally normal. Continue reading

Best Day Ever!!

Tuesday was the best day ever. Here is everything that happened:

1.  I woke up on my own – no dogs barking, no dishes being clanked.

2.  My host dad cooked me two soft boiled eggs. I cannot make eggs exactly like he does. Continue reading

Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

After the zoo, the other Quito volunteers and I planned a Thanksgiving dinner. We couldn’t have it on Thursday since all of us had to teach but Saturday was a fine substitute. Everyone agreed to bring a different dish to pass and it was fun to hear how everyone ‘made do’ with what they found at the market. My friends Robin and Elizabeth came to Continue reading