Colombia

The Bus Diaries: From Ecuador to Colombia

Typically, most tourists don't take the bus from Ecuador through to Colombia given that it's a fairly long-ride. Of course, this blog isn't so much about doing the typical and more about making things unnecessarily hard for myself just for the fun of it. Typically if you are departing from the Ecuadorian capital you might… Continue reading The Bus Diaries: From Ecuador to Colombia

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Ecuador

2 Years in Ecuador: A Look Back at Peace Corps

Two years can seem like a long time when we imagine it and it is a long time because a lot can happen in those two years. Yet at the same time, the past two years here in Ecuador seem to have flown by. It seems like only yesterday that I was getting on that… Continue reading 2 Years in Ecuador: A Look Back at Peace Corps

China · Ecuador · Food

Chinese in Ecuador: A Brief History of Chifa

Despite immigration often portrayed as a modern issue, all of human history has been defined by great migrations often stemming from war, famine, lack of opportunity and a drive for exploration. With each subsequent migration new cultures were formed, new nations arose and old homelands were left behind in search of somewhere to build anew.… Continue reading Chinese in Ecuador: A Brief History of Chifa

Ecuador · Food

Out with the Old: New Year Celebrations in Ecuador

When it comes to celebrating the New Year, I think it is safe to say that Ecuador has one of the most grandiose celebrations of all. Most families tend to enjoy a big leg of pork, a turkey or if you want to go old school a cuy (guinea pig) as a New Year's dinner.… Continue reading Out with the Old: New Year Celebrations in Ecuador