Learning the ropes in Quito September 29th 2008 What's the Plan for Today?
Today's plan was head to the school by 8:30am for more orientation, go on a tour of some of the hospitals and clinics we'd be going to, then lunch at a local restaurant. OK cool. So we did some more get to know each other stuff at the school, learned more about cultural differences and what to expect while in Quito, then my mom Lorena came to be our tour gu ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito 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
Hi! I am newly graduated doctor, hoping to secure a pediatric residency position at the location of my choice on March 19th. I recently traveled to Ecuador for work for a month, then to Peru for 11 days for fun. I've been looking for a place to put up pictures but also tell the stories that go with them - stories that are often too long and complicated for mere captions on a photo-sharing website. My only regret is that I wasn't able to do this at the time of my travels. But with the magic of the internet (and the changeable date stamp for each blog entry) I can write the entries and post... full info