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Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad
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Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad

The dishes we most enjoyed in Ecuador this summer were from the sea.

El Arupo Hostale in Mariscal, Quito where we spent our first three days. David and Rufus got along
famously.
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Times and Places: The adventures of Rufus in Ecuador

On our fourth expedition to Ecuador we have brought along our mascota (pet in Spanish) Rufus.

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Within reach: Miramichi, New Brunswick, a perfect stop on the festival circuit

So you’re leaving town but still want to be part of the festival excitement …

Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel
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Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel

There’s nothing in the classrooms except rows of old desks. There is barely room to sit during breaks in the staff room, bursting with 60 busy teachers.

Theresa Foundation renews commitment to Malawian grandmothers, orphans
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Theresa Foundation renews commitment to Malawian grandmothers, orphans

One travel guide suggested Malawi’s unofficial motto is “maybe tomorrow.”

Ecuador: Our summer home on the ocean in Salinas
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Ecuador: Our summer home on the ocean in Salinas

This summer we did something different.

Galapagos Islands: An adventure of two lifetimes
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Galapagos Islands: An adventure of two lifetimes

We had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands, but felt a trip to this isolated archipelago in the Pacific Ocean was just too expensive — it was a destination for the rich. When we decided to spend our two-month long summer vacation in one spot this year, Salinas, Ecuador, the […]

Travel: Rivers and valleys of colour in Riobamba, Ecuador
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Travel: Rivers and valleys of colour in Riobamba, Ecuador

Riobamba — the name itself suggests exotic, rhythmic dancing. For us, it was a place to cool down from the steamy coast of Ecuador, and our three beach towns: Salinas, Montañita, and Puerto Lopez. Getting there by bus was arduous!

Bathing body and soul in Baños
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Bathing body and soul in Baños

For the first time on our many and varied travels, I was crying because I didn’t want to leave.

Sisters, Sara Ana and Sofia Laura, on a Sunday pony ride in Cuba
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Travel: What’s in store for the children of Cuba?

Now that Cuba and the United States are engaged in talks aimed at normalizing relations, what changes are in store for the socialist experience there? In particular, how will possible changes affect Cuba’s children?