I walk through a narrow hallway, breathing in deeply. My suitcase trails behind me, rolling ever so quietly. I watch other travelers pass by us. Next I am standing in an “immigration” line. We get our papers checked, and a woman says, “Bienvenidos a Ecuador (Welcome to Ecuador).” I cannot believe that we are already in a new country. The time in Peru seems to have passed so quickly. 3 months in Cusco. Gone. I am also very excited for the upcoming 6 months in Ecuador. From what I have heard, Ecuador is also a spectacular country.
During the last week, we have visited three cities in Ecuador: Quito, Riobamba, and Cuenca. These are the places where we might decide to stay. We have looked at schools, prices, lodging, and work in each place. We are still undecided. Benjamin and I will spend a trimester in a school, three to four months. We are both excited for the chance to find new opportunities and meet new people.
I loved Peru, and hope I will love Ecuador just the same.
My family, our Swedish friends, and I made a video that sums up our time in Peru. Not really, but it is a funny (or weird) video of us dancing in a strange hat.
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