Grocery Shopping

Sep

27

2012

Grocery Shopping

doug

Ecuador

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We just got home from our Thursday afternoon trip to the grocery store. It takes quite a bit of effort to go shopping here. Since we don’t have a car, we typically walk from the school to the store and then carry the bags 1/2 a mile or so up the hill to our apartment. The stores themselves are...

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One Week Down

Sep

9

2012

One Week Down

doug

Ecuador

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Above: The elementary field at Alliance Academy “One week down, thirty-nine more to go!” That’s been a familiar phrase among colleagues this weekend as we have all successfully completed our first week of the new school year. It was a long and tiring week, but it was great to finally...

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Beautiful Things

Sep

2

2012

Beautiful Things

angela

Ecuador

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After two weeks of orientation and preparation, it’s time for school to start tomorrow!  In between meetings and training we’ve been busy scrubbing and cleaning our rooms, rearranging furniture, unpacking boxes of supplies, and doing our best to make our spaces our own.  Doug’s classroom...

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Our First Week – Settling In

Aug

17

2012

We’ve been in Quito for a little over a week now and, in some ways, we’re already beginning to feel at home. But in many other ways, it’s still a huge adjustment. Language has been one of the biggest adjustments for me, but I did manage to place my first unassisted meal order at KFC...

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Arrival

Aug

9

2012

Arrival

doug

Ecuador

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After a full day of travel and a lot of waiting in lines, Angela and I finally made it safely to Ecuador with all of our bags!! Six members of the Alliance staff (including the director and his wife) were there to greet us even though we didn’t get through customs until about 1am! It was so nice...

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