A Little Jungle Adventure August 21st 2011 Finished with our preschool job, we had a week before Chris started Spanish school and Justin started teaching at a short summer school program. The beach is overcast and cold this time of year, so we headed out to the other direction…to the Amazon basin jungle. Most of Ecuador’s jungle tourist spots are farther north, accessible from Quito or Baños, but we stayed closer to Cuenca into the ... read more
South America » Ecuador » South » Gualaquiza 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
Why pack up and move to Ecuador? Why not? As we try to make our way in South America, we'll be chronicling our successes and failures, our attempts to learn the culture and the language, and our experiences as strangers in a strange land. Sure, they'll be some traveling as well, but mostly we'll be figuring out Cuenca as best we can. Join us on our adventure.
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