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Stories and Tips Otavalo


Written by Shady Ady on 02 Mar, 2007

Otavalo seems to be held very highly in the eyes of the Ecuadorian Tourism Board. Indeed almost every tourist that spends enough time in this wonderful country will make the trip here, located two hours north of Quito, for its world renowned Saturday market. Sadly…Read More

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Week 53 - High Fives All Round! (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 28 Sep, 2006

In a week where I started teaching for real, it was partaking in one of the biggest festivals in Ecuador that took the limelight for the week. I have to admit partly for the wrong reasons though.The second from last weekend in September is known…Read More

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Week 51 - Leprechauns! (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 09 Sep, 2006

Well. the biggest piece of news coming out of the Central Sierra region of Ecuador this week, has been the amazing capture of a real life Leprechaun in the town of Mulalo, the nearest village to where I am living. Apparently according to the voices…Read More

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Week 50 - Tight Trousers (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 02 Sep, 2006

Well, I have to admit that this week has been a totally different week to previous weeks in Ecuador, for a number of reasons. On the positive side though, I have learnt many invaluable life experience lessons that will stand me in good stead later…Read More

Week 52 - Bleeding Noses and Broken Shoes (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 16 Dec, 2006

The last week of life in Ecuador has easily been the most hectic so far during my short stay here. If planning 25 lessons wasn’t hard enough, I also had the pleasure of taking on the role of a fully fledged builder, helping in the…Read More

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Week 54 - Limp Bodies (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 09 Oct, 2006

Before the week started, I was hopeful that this would be the best and easiest yet teaching. Sadly, the feelings of joy and happiness at helping the underprivileged and needy didn’t really materialize. I have never been a quitter before, but if it wasn’t for…Read More

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