The Volcanoes

Jeremy Chan - Ecuador


November 15, 2018

Closing seminar just ended, meaning no more catch and release, also meaning
we are spending more time with our families and apprenticeships. For the
past month and a half, catching the 8:45am bus has been the norm every
single day. As I wake up and leave the house, the 2 volcanoes welcome me
out of my big comfy bed. The Imbabura volcano on the right, standing tall
over the city of Ibarra where I will soon take the bus to work at. The
Cotacachi volcano, its peak looking very jagged welcomes me on the left,
with a bit of snow patched on the top. It’s such a beautiful sight that I
can never get sick of, nor do the locals ever get sick of.

In Ibarra, in which I work with an NGO that helps kids with neurological
disabilities, has a beautiful view of the Imbabura Volcano towering down on
the city. Work has been relatively relaxed as I work a full day but there
are not many assignments of projects for me to do. However, I do get to
hangout with the kids and the therapists a lot which is always a pleasure.

As I return home from work at 6, the sun begins to set and as I walk the
same road back home from the bus station, the 2 volcanoes welcome me home.
Now on the left, the Imbabura volcano darkens as the Cotacachi volcano gets
its last bit of sun before it sets.

Jeremy Chan