The Longest Day

The last 24 hours were a rollercoaster of ups, downs, and watching cars get stuck in landslides. It was a travel day from Tena, the bordering Amazon town, to the Quito Airport, to then fly to Manta, a west coast town on the beach. We left Todd’s Lodge at 1pm after eating lunch. The drive…

“Wow”rani Amazonian Tribe

I never conceptualized what the human body was able to do until visiting the indigenous Waorani tribe of the Ecuadorian Amazon. My day began by feeling sick to my stomach. I was nervous, yet excited about what was to come as I’d be spending two nights in an Amazonian remote village with no electricity. As…

🎶On the Road Again🎶

Our journey from Quito to a border town of the Amazon, Tena, began at 8:30am on a small, tightly packed bus. Not knowing what the day would hold for us, excitement filled us all as we had three stops along the way, saving the best for last. Over the first 1.5 hours into the drive,…

Dia 2: Chocolate, Rosa, y Rosa!

The day began with a 5:45 wake up call from Skipp for a drone shot on top of the hotel roof with the sunrise coming over the mountains. However, with our luck, the drone camera didn’t work and we woke up early for nothing! But, we were all able to enjoy our morning as a…

El Primero Dia en Quito

I woke up on the first day of Plus3 not knowing what to expect of anything that Quito holds for me. I began my day by drinking mystery juice from the hotel breakfast, and with the language barrier there was no way of finding out. This scenario made me realize what my Plus3 Ecuador trip…