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Olivia Dutra

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Two Months Back

June 7, 2018

Two months back in the states and I’m still getting used to the fact that not every person I pass will want to say hi, smile or even engage in a quick conversation. Two months back and I still find myself replying to peoples, “how was Ecuador?” with, “it was great!”, or “I loved it!”...

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Papi Pollo

April 3, 2018

Spending the last seven months here in Ecuador with my family they have come to learn what a picky eater I am. In a country that sometimes enjoys eating cow liver, chicken feet, and guinea pig (its actually delicious) I often found myself pleading for an uncle, dad, or anyone near me to take the...

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Año Viejo

January 13, 2018

The daytime when the festivities begin. In this video my sister and neighbors are participating in a new years tradition in Ecuador. For kids they dress as old people and dance in the street waiting for cars to try and pass, and when they do they dance to the car to ask for money or...

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The things you’ll need for the places you’ll go

December 4, 2017

You’ll need to be able to go with the flow, this will be especially helpful when within the first few days of arriving at your host families house, they bring you on a trip that starts with nine people fitting into a car for five on a car ride that somehow takes four hours even...

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