Warm Wishes for 2011 !! December 18th 2010 Greetings dear friends! As 2010 drew to a close I took some time to reflect on the past year. I hope that it was a great year for you all – filled with health and happiness, challenge and adventure.
I've had a wonderful year – living life to the fullest, keeping busy and active with a flexible schedule that allows me to engage in a variety of pursuits -- a balance of work and play inclu ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Baños The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
I first came to Ecuador in the late 1980's to teach English in Quito. I fell in love with this country, the natural beauty, the warmth and generosity of the people. I went on to work in international education on nearly every continent, but Ecuador kept calling me back. This Chicago girl has a "latina soul"! I've now been back in Ecuador, living here as a permanent resident since 2006. I have done all different kinds of work, from private teaching to teacher training to working with American volunteers as a driver/interpreter to filling in as a substitute hotel manager. I like to keep my sched... full info