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Oct 7, 2007 - site

we started our site building on Sat. building walls . All supplies were stored at neighbors house across from site so they wouldn't get stolen First job was to move materials to the site Bricks for the walls had to be carried to site Water had to be hauled from well for the mortar ( this was haul up by bucket on a rope) Sand had to be sifted to remove the little rocks from it Other team members and our Maestro (the head person in charge of the building structure)mixed the mortar , sand and water and started to set the bricks in place...

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Trip to Ecuador

Oct 6, 2007 - Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador

We toured the YMCA here Their YMCA is nothing like ours {not a GYM(work out center)} They have a program to help sponsor small businesses, a small Internet center and class rooms to educated the people. From there we visited one of the co-ops that was finished by team last year were we were welcomed Visited the sites we would be working as well . I am at site Raminoque .

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Trip to Ecuador

Mar 23, 2007 - Ecuador, Mindo - 21-22 March

Team a 'cloud forest' with the rainy season and you get, well clouds and rain. About 3 hours West of Quito, Mindo is a tiny, lazy town surrounded by the cloud forest of the Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo which climbs the western slopes of Pinchincha. It is full of hundreds of different species of orchids, butterflies, birds, rare animals and also lots of waterfalls and opportunities for rafting, canopying and tubing. Cloud forest is one of the least known typies of tropical forests - they are found in remote valleys at high elevations...

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Aug 5, 2006 - Zumbahua Market

The Saturday market at Zumbahua (sounds like Zim-ba-wa) is a feast of smells and sights. Some good, some not-so-good. The weekly market is the main source of trading for the far-flung residents of this Andean region. Animals, food, and clothing are all traded here, with farmers coming as far as 20 miles to sell their goods. The most interesting part of the market is the food area, which is broken into two sections: fresh veggies and meat to take home, and hot food to eat right there. We spent the most time in the ''ready to eat''...

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Jun 5, 2006 - Sommerfugle, insekter og en enkelt krabbe...

Buenes Noches I mindo var der om end ikke millioner, saa rigtigt mange sommerfugle, og mange forskellige, her er et lille udsnit. Et par af billederne er fra en sommerfuglefarm vi besoegte. Vi saa hvordan aeggene laegges bag paa f.eks bananblade, hvordan pupperne haenger og hvordan larverne ser ud. Spaendende.. Paa en vandretur i junglen stod der pludselig en krabbe og spaerrede vejen for os. Overraskelsen var stor, da jeg troede at krabber hoerte havet til. Der lever dog masser af ferskvandskrabber i floderne heronkring, og der er jo meget...

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May 26, 2005 - Ecuador - Santo Domingo

Again we were on a very local bus and after being told we would arrive at 7pm we actually arrived at 10pm ! However the scenery was good until the dark, but our bums were very sore !!!! We found a hotel, called the Sheraton (not the upmarket one though ! - $10 for the room) and watched a bit of tv before falling asleep. We awoke early and took the first bus we could to Quito. The trip was only 3 hrs which seemed like a breeze !!

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Jan 24, 2005 - Whitewater rafting!!

I escaped for the day!! Treating myself to a day´s whitewater rafting 3 hours outside of Quito. On our way to the river, another treat was seeing the beautiful Cotopaxi volcano as we made our way out of Quito. At 5897m above sea level, it´s Ecuador`s highest active volcano. Many people come to Quito to climb it, but being more of a water babe, that idea leaves me quite cold - literally! Still, impossible not to admire its beauty from afar... A few hours later, smothered in insect repellent (lots of mosquitos) and high factor sun cream, I...

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Aug 5, 2004 - We made it to Quito

Well, we made it believe it or not. It was touch and go there before we left home. I decided at the last moment on Tuesday to just check with the airlines to confirm we were on our scheduled flights. I had hard copies of the tickets in my possession and had made the reservations back in March, but with my luck, I decided to not take any chances. Well lo and behold we were not on any of the flights. Someone back in April had inadvertently cancelled our reservations. Just to make things even more interesting, Aero Continente from Quito to...

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