I guess it’s time to start writing a few entries into my blog about my travels since leaving Guyana. I returned to my home state of Alaska, in July 2016. I had just completed my 27 month service in the Peace Corps. Kodiak Island is one of the most beautiful places on this earth, and I feel that the food served on my table and the table of my friends is the best you could ever eat in terms of freshness, wild game and fish availability, and variety offered. I savored every meal I ate for those 4 1/2 months in Kodiak.
But then the weather started to chill, in fact I never got warm coming from a hot steamy tropical climate such as Guyana, to a cool, breezy, often drizzly Kodiak. So I’m off again, This time traveling around Ecuador.
I started out in Quito, a quaint and totally Ecuadorian experience. Cuenca was also a mountain city but subtle differences from the capital. Both charming experiences and of course every place I travel to in Ecuador has it’s charm depending on who I am with and what am I doing. One night in Guyana, I sat with friends at a roadside restaurant and proclaimed my love for Guyana. They literally died laughing because it was noisy traffic passing by, the same garbage in the street, blaring music. But I was in lust and so the place grabbed me and made me feel so many things.
So too in Ecuador, the people make each place. They are so open to conversing in Spanish with English as 1st language idiots. They are so accepting. And so many interesting people cross my path, some immediately feeling like friends, and others that are just there. Some Ecuadorians, and some foreigners from all over the damn place: Germany, Switzerland, France, Sri Lanka, the US, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, the UK, Canada, Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico.
|City of Quito|
|People of Quito|
|Street in Cuenca|
|lunch in Cuenca|
|Earthquake damage in Canoa|
|San Alejo resident|
|Looks Ecuadorian! Yes?|
|Christmas in Cottages by the Sea|
|Cottages by the Sea|
|Hanging a net in Canoa|
|A whale of a tail|