7/19/14 This morning there was a sense of nastalgia for the beginning of the trip as we all sat down for our last breakfast together. It Was pretty surreal that three weeks could go by so fast. We tried not to think about the fact that the trip was coming to an end and ate […]
Today we awoke before the sun and ate a delicious breakfast (per usual) at the Black Sheep Inn. We rode the bus with our trusty driver Manuel as he maneuvered expertly around curves down to lower elevations. We passed an automobile accident and the hearty men all contributed massively by preparing to help push the […]
Greetings Family and Friends! Today was spectacular. Beginning with observing the sunrise in the Andes, our group was at full force. Having acclimated to the altitude, we headed to the rim of Laguna Quilatoa, an active volcano resting (for now) at 12, 400 ft! It was a strenuous hike to the bottom of the crater […]
Hello All, I hope and trust that you all are doing well. Since our last blog post, we have left Puerto Lopez and tracked up to the Andes Mountains. In order to get us acclimated to the higher altitude, we stopped for an overnight stay in Quevedo. Upon reaching the Black Sheep Inn after a […]
Hello hello, This is Sarah Wallock. I am from Santa Barbara, California. For the past couple days we have been hanging out by the beach in Puerto Lopez. Yesterday we spent the day at the Machalilla National Park and the day before we went to Isla De La Plata (the poorman’s Galapagos). Both were beautiful […]
Taking advantage of some free time Everyone gathered together for evening discussion In our second classroom-la Huerta tasting some of the garden! Making chocolate on the farm
Hello friends and family! Today we left Quito and on our way to our next destination on the coast we stopped at Mitad del Mundo, or the Middle of the World! No, not a Lord of the Rings reference, but the location of the equator, which runs through Ecuador. How many people can say they […]
Hello from Quito! We just finished our first full day in Ecuador. Full of orientation on safety and health, group activities, excursions in Old Town, and curriculum discussions. Tomorrow morning we head to a permaculture training farm in Canoa. Adios for now!