My First Ecuadorian Holiday!

Aidan Holloway-Bidwell - Ecuador

October 16, 2012

Today is my first Ecuadorian Holiday. Wednesday was 192 years since the independence of the coastal city of Guayaquil, but we get work off on the following Friday to make a long weekend. For the past 24 hours there’s been a rare abundance of traffic through Los Bancos as Quiteños head through the cloud forest to the beaches at Esmeraldas.

After a morning Spanish lesson, my host sister, Anita Belen, asked if I was interested in picking some guabas. I said yes and the following adventure ensued.

I am also really looking forward to Dia de Los Muertos, which is in less than a month!

Aidan Holloway-Bidwell