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Alternative Spring Break in Ecuador Travel Journals And Articles

  • Saturday

    clcooper22

    by: clcooper22

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today we had some fun activities planned for the day. To complete our morning we went on a tour of the city we stayed in, Guayaquil. We walked along the river front (Historical Malecon) and seen all the historical monuments of the city and country. Among the site were the staute of independance which were 2 men who met up in guayaquil and signed the document, the Guayas river, and …

  • Saturday

    clcooper22

    by: clcooper22

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today we had some fun activities planned for the day. To complete our morning we went on a tour of the city we stayed in, Guayaquil. We walked along the river front (Historical Malecon) and seen all the historical monuments of the city and country. Among the site were the staute of independance which were 2 men who met up in guayaquil and signed the document, the Guayas river, and …

  • Journal 5

    wward1

    by: wward1

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Day five, today we are going to visit Dominga Bocca a girl’s home with abused girls that live at the facilities. This place is kind of nice, but it is a little small with a basement and a second floor. They just need us to paint, so some of us go paint one of the side rooms and others go hang out with the girls. Before we start to paint …

  • Friday- leaving for Ecuador

    mwillia17

    by: mwillia17

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    We left Jacksonville early this morning. Everyone seemed to be really excited about getting to Ecuador, and getting this spring break started. We listened to a Spanish CD on the bus to help with the communication barrier most of us we were soon to face. When we finally boarded the plane in Miami, we were tired... but still anxious-excited to get going. All safety and general announcements were in both …

  • Journal 4

    wward1

    by: wward1

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Day four, the sun is shinning and it’s hot, we head to a place called Ines Chambers. We head over to Ines Chambers and this place, like Padre Pio, it’s in a rough part of town. We arrive there and go on a tour of the facilities we see some of the classrooms, their dinning facility, their outdoor play area, and there computer lab. After the tour they say we …

  • Journal 3

    wward1

    by: wward1

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Day three, this is the first day we are going to be working with kids. My group (Group 3) is stationed at Fundacion Padre Pio. Padre Pio is a church where kids attend school. The kids weren’t there today, but we did make them some gifts out of the palm tree bushes. We also got a tour of the church and of the classrooms where the children have class. At …

  • Journal 2

    wward1

    by: wward1

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Day two, anxious to taste some McDonald’s, Shane and I head out early to go get some before breakfast starts at the hotel. We get to McDonalds at around 8:15 and notice that it’s closed and we realize that so is everything else. On the walk back all of the stores start opening and we stop at a little shop on the corner and notice how much cheaper things are …

  • Journal 1

    wward1

    by: wward1

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Day one, we arrived in Guayaquil around nine thirty on a rainy Friday night. Things aren’t much different from back in the states except when you talk to people they don’t know what you’re saying. Things were already cheaper than the U. S. and we didn’t even leave the airport yet. They say its warmer the closer you get to the equator, but until you go there you don’t understand. …

  • 22 March 08

    srycrof

    by: srycrof

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Georgia, United States

    well im back in shit town geogria and I hate it. I wish i was back in Ecuador playing with the kids and playing black jack in the casinco. I really want to go back and help them out next year.

  • 21 March 08

    srycrof

    by: srycrof

    created on: Mar 23, 2008 | Cuenca, Ecuador

    Well the moring has arrived and that means its time for us to go back to city of the sea ports. I didnt want to go but we had to. The bus ride took forever and it rained half of the time down the mountains but the views were amazing all the same. I can't beileve that this is our last night here in ecuador. Its almost sad. This …

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