Coming Home, Remembering Ecuador

Lily Jorrick - Ecuador


May 23, 2017

From time to time, Ecuador makes itself present in me, even here at home. It’s the way that I sometimes accidentally greet random people on the street, the way I almost forget to leave tips at restaurants, the way I find myself eavesdropping whenever I hear Spanish being spoken, the way I get so excited when I hear Despacito on the radio- it forces itself to be remembered. And while I am surely very glad to be home, there are many things that I miss about Ecuador, things that I find hard to express in words.


During my last three months in country, I took up photography. While these photos don’t do my entire experience justice, here is a collection of some of my favorite moments that I had the chance to document.



Andrés & Yorkcita// Cuenca



Pirotécnicos// Firecrackers, San Bartolomé




El Año Viejo// New Year’s Eve, San Bartolomé



Café Nubia// Nubia’s Cafe, Cotacachi



// Laguna Cuicocha



Incan and Cañari ruins// Ingapirca



Baptism// La Iglesia del San Bartolomé



Baptism Party// San Bartolomé



Fishing town// Puerto López



Tourist boats// La Isla de la Plata



Dogs on the roof// Vilcabamba



Getting lost// Quilotoa Loop



Moving the cattle// Quilotoa Loop





Niños, guaguas// Quilotoa Loop



Vistas// Laguna Quilotoa





Henry visits Ecuador// La Nariz del Diablo



//Baños de Ambato



Cascada// Waterfall, Giron



Lina’s vegetables// Prefectura del Azuay






Hermanos// Mi casa

Lily Jorrick