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Aden Fischer-Brown

02 Aug 2017 Quilotoa Loop Backpacking Photos

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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27 Apr 2017 Los Pancitos

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...

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01 Nov 2016 New home, new identity

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...

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15 Sep 2016 Peaks and Valleys (literally)

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...

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12 Aug 2016 Going, going, but not yet gone

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...

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