Tag Archives: Ecuador

Quilotoa & Chugchilán

Our monthly get-out-of-Quito trip in April was to Lake Quilotoa, a crater lake 171 kilometers (106 miles) away.  We stayed two nights in a hostel in Chugchilán, one of the villages close to the lake. Our trip there involved 1) … Continue reading

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Facebook: January-April 2015

For me (Jody), posting on Facebook is so much easier than blogging, so you can guess what I do when I have some random happening to share!  So I’m going to cheat and use some of my Facebook posts and … Continue reading

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Fanesca

Our office had fanesca about a week ago–a new culinary experience for us!  Fanesca is a traditional thick soup served during the Easter season here in the Ecuadorean highlands. Here’s a recipe. Fanesca has a lot of ingredients, including grains, … Continue reading

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March 2015 Newsletter

What feels familiar to us here in Quito and what feels very different?  Click below to find out: Print version newsletter (pdf) Mobile-device version newsletter (html) Sign up form for email newsletter

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Pululahua Crater

Last Saturday (Nov 1) we took a day trip to Pululahua Cráter, which is very close to Mitad del Mundo, the “official” equator location.  El sábado pasado (el primer de noviembre) fuimos al Pululahua Cráter, muy cerca de la Mitad … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 – Verano 2014

Yes, we know it’s not summer anymore, but we want to catch up with some of our summer events.  Sí, sabemos no es verano, pero queremos contar nuestras noticias. First, we’re not in Costa Rica at language school any longer; we … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

For those who are curious about our life here in Costa Rica, here’s a little almanac trivia for you. Today (Valentine’s Day) in San Jose, Costa Rica, the sun rose at 5:56 a.m. and will set at 5:45 p.m. (11 … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

“HCJB Global? That sounds like a bank!” “What does HCJB mean?” “So how’s it going with HJCB, JBHC, BJCH, whatever….?” While comments like these always made us chuckle, they reminded us that our organization’s name was sometimes difficult and confusing … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Choices

We’re into our fourth–and last–week here at MTI.  These last two weeks are focused on cross-cultural transition and living.  What’s that? Here’s a list of last week’s topics: Conflict Provides Opportunities (Monday all day) (“If you are not willing to grow in … Continue reading

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He Plants Your Heart

Recently we shared our plans to serve in Ecuador with a couple from our church.  One spouse said, “Boy, I’d like to do that!” while the other spouse said, “I don’t think I could do it.  I love my life … Continue reading

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