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Aden Fischer-Brown

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Quilotoa Loop Backpacking Photos

August 2, 2017

In early February I took a backpacking trip with three members of my Regional Cohort, Sahar, Lily and Phoebe. After two days of intense hiking, we reached the Laguna Quilotoa, a beautiful crater lake. Here are some photos!  

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Los Pancitos

April 27, 2017

Every Sunday morning during most of my time in my town of Bella Union, I would walk a small 50 foot stretch from my house to enter a bakery. There I’d find my host uncle, David, rolling out dough and covered in flour while a playlist of Spanish love ballads, Backstreet Boys and soccer highlight...

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New home, new identity

November 1, 2016

Ascending the stairs towards their classroom, it’s clear the sixth and seventh graders spot me before I see them. I hear excited shouts of “Profe ya viene!” and “Ingles!” and a group of kids that was loitering outside hurriedly rushes into the room. As I enter, the thirty-plus kids rise and begin to say, “Buenos...

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Peaks and Valleys (literally)

September 15, 2016

Almost exactly one month ago, I welcomed you to this blog with a short, informational, and gif-filled post. I now sit on my bed in an apartment in Quito, trying to reflect on the past 33 days while the evening news blares from the TV in my host mother’s room and my family’s two perritas,...

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Going, going, but not yet gone

August 12, 2016

Bienvenidos a mi blog! I knew very early on in my college application process that I wanted to take a gap year, but I started out not knowing at all what I sought to do or achieve on it. Throughout my extensive research, I developed the understanding that above all else what I wanted was...

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