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

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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

Ecuador · Food

The Cheese Festival: A Slice of the “Gouda” Life

When I was growing up, I loved to eat cheese with some good bread, in quesadillas,or simply just by itself. My brothers and sister also shared this same love of cheese to the point where we were given the nickname ratones (mice) by our mom. It's a fitting name given that we could, and often… Continue reading The Cheese Festival: A Slice of the “Gouda” Life