Category Archives: Ecuador – 2016

Alli Punja by Jon Bernhard

Alli Punja… That’s good morning in Kichwa.  Same as Buenas Dias. During our service window in Sinchi Warmi I was most fortunate to work alongside tribesmen of this wonderful community. For 6 days I learned Kichwa phrases along with customs.  … Continue reading

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Give freely, Receive Freely by Emily Oubre

It’s always been difficult for me to put into words what it is I’ve come to love about traveling—the joy, adrenaline, calm, curiosity, contentment, inspiration, and connection. I can make a list of words, but I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Lessons from Laughter by Tyler Lent

Today I woke up and was startled at how cool it was. For once, I thought that maybe I wouldn’t slowly die of heat exhaustion. I was wrong. We worked through service and had some laughs and fun, including Jon … Continue reading

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Mission: Accomplished by Megan Wills

Today’s Mission: Bike approximately 20 kilometers down into and then around the Pululahua Crater. Mission: Accepted Mission Details: We departed on our bikes from the lovely village of Yunguilla where we had been warmly welcomed into the homes of members … Continue reading

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6 Word Stories by The Link School

6 Word Stories – So many birds so little time – Oh my gato it is hot – Buen vivir. Truth to live by – The monkeys have stolen my pride – Heavy rocks and bug spray create minga – … Continue reading

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Arms Open Wide by Gavin Frager

This morning we awoke to cooler air and tarantulas crawling everywhere we’re not kidding, parents it made for quite a scare But we moved on with our day and without delay we helped the community of Sinchi Warmi fixing the … Continue reading

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Morning Minga by India Morrison

“Remember why you became a vegetarian for that 1 week a month ago” is what I was reminding myself as I somehow could still hear the call of an exuberant duck over the sweet sweet rhymes of Simon and Garfunkel’s … Continue reading

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Adventure is Out There by Kiersty Sheehan

  Hello from South America! It’s like America but South! (Brownie points if you understand that movie reference) To those that don’t know that reference, it’s from a Disney animated movie called Up. What the movie and Link School have … Continue reading

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The Andes, Amazon, and Antisana by Natalie Lewis

From 14,000′ down, down , down to 1,000′ and from 50° up, up, up to 98° – Wow! Today we packed up our clean laundry in Quito, checked under our beds and loaded ourselves onto our bus for our trip … Continue reading

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(Not) Just Another Typical Day by Kaelyn Colizzo

Where else, save the Link School, can you wake up and say, “I’m excited to go to school,” pause a moment in satisfied silence, and then remember to add excitedly, “… In Ecuador.”? Definitely not just anywhere, but I’m grateful to report … Continue reading

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