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Stories and Tips Cuenca

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Week 88 - Into Oblivion (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 22 Jun, 2007

While in Quito awaiting the arrival of an old friend, one of the hastiest and possibly rashest decisions of my life was made, deciding to enter the Quito Marathon (www.maratondequito.com). Different to other marathons where I enter months in advance, this will take place next…Read More


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Week 87 - Divine Intervention (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 22 Jun, 2007

In a week of rather boisterous International Children's Day celebrations, most of my time was spent at immigration, with renewing my visa a top priority. Failure to do so would see a marvellous fine of at least $200 and possible deportation. After four tedious days…Read More


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Week 86 - Pig Skin (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 06 Jun, 2007

Even with my fiancée suffering from another mystery illness, traveling, alongside nursing my fiancée back to health, was still a top priority. Such a situation meant for virtually the first time in Ecuador I had to embark on solo journeys, without my trusted 'dictionary with…Read More


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Week 84 & 85 - Mother Theresa (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 28 May, 2007

The last couple of weeks have been all about surprises and the main one for me, purely for selfish reasons, rotated around my 26th birthday. My fiancée was polite and well-mannered enough to arrange a whole weekend of secretive trips, including a scenic journey to…Read More


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Week 82 & 83 - Laurel and Hardy (Ecuador)

Written by Shady Ady on 28 May, 2007

I have to say, the last two weeks have seen more high profile celebrations than any other during my stay in Ecuador, and it's still a week to go to my birthday! The obvious reason for these joyous days was after almost five months of…Read More


Ride of Your Life

Written by aku on 26 Jun, 2000

Transportation in Ecuador: especially outside of the 'major' cities is a definite adventure in and of itself. A ride on a local bus, private pick-up truck, or intercity autobus provides a cheap (maybe even risky) thrill and definite entertainment. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a…Read More


EIS - Language Study

Written by aku on 15 Jun, 2000

Estudio International Sampere -- Highly Recommend! Exceptional, well-organized language/cultural immersion program started by Madrid-based Spanish language school. Included in the program are daily classes in grammar, conversation, cultural studies, and weekend daytrips. Weekly "classe de cultura" lectures included guest speakers from indigena social/political organizations, local…Read More


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