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Leigh Murrell
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My surprise marriage and quick return to single hood
As of 2:30 yesterday I became officially single. It took the help of my school and a trip to 3 different ministry offices. My school sent a representative to accompany me on my travers through north Quito. At 8:30 we reached office #1 where they asserted th...
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Cuenca and hiking at 13671 feet part 2
My fourth day in Cuenca was the most adventurous. I went to Cajas National Park which is at high altitude and is known for its hundreds of lakes. We started at laguna LLaviuco and took a 2.5 kilometer walk around the lake. We got to see alpaca and llamas wh...
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Cuenca and hiking at 13671 feet part 1
We had time off the week before Carnival and I headed to Cuenca. It is in the Southern Andes about 50 minutes by airplane. It is full of 16th and 17th century  architecture and red tiled roofs.  It is also known for the rivers that run through it.  let's pr...
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Day of the dead in Ecuador
Day of the Dead in Ecuador is known as Día de los difuntos. On November 2nd, All Souls Day is celebrated in Ecuador and over the Andean region, with unique manifestations of religious cultures. Throughout the country people visit the memorial parks to honor...
Day of the dead in Ecuador
Day of the dead in Ecuador
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Black Sheep Inn and Lake Quilatoa
We had a 3 day weekend and it was my first chance to really get out of Quito and visit parts of Ecuador. I rented a car because of my friends I’m the only one who could drive a stick shift (thanks mom and dad!).  Quick aside - I was so glad that I had had t...
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I moved to Quito, Ecuador
I moved to Quito, Ecuador. Living and teaching abroad is a wonderful adventure. While I was sad to leave the island life of the Caribbean, I am excited to be in a Spanish speaking country. When I decided I wanted to live and teach internationally my goal wa...
I moved to Quito, Ecuador
I moved to Quito, Ecuador
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Food, Food, and more FOOD!
Jesse James is a local who runs a private taxi service called Members Only Maxi Taxi . Jesse has an outstanding reputation and is known by everyone in the expat community here in Trinidad. He is the one who picks us up from the Airport when we arrive for th...
Food, Food, and more FOOD!
Food, Food, and more FOOD!
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The President's is my neighbor
I live in an area called Diego Martin. It is across the major road from the school and the neighborhood called Westmoorings. The newly elected President lives in my neighborhood.  Today I was at the home of friends of John and Bridget (my neighbors). There ...
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Photo walking - and MONKEYS!
My neighbor and co-worker John and I took a drive around Chaguaramas. We went to the bamboo cathedral with the intent of seeing monkeys, and ... we did! Red howler monkeys.  We were quite and took lots of pictures. They knew we were there and eventually sta...
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Hiking is serious business here in Trinidad
We took a hike today. It was tougher than advertised, but it was pretty amazing. We hiked over a mountain to the beach in Maracas Bay.  It took about 3 hours. Here is the picture album from the day.
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