It's been a week now since I returned from a data gathering trip to the Philippines, and as one might discern from the title of this post, this was my first time in the Philippines. In fact it was my first time across the Pacific. While it was quite the whirlwind of a visit (and … Continue reading new places. old friends. continued studies.
well, it is upon us. the end of my practicum and summer fieldwork in Ecuador. while at times I didn't think I'd ever get to this point, it's now crazy to believe that my return to the US is happening. it's been quite the adventure: I've been to the coast and back, twice over. I've … Continue reading all good things must end.
while my summer in Ecuador is not over quite yet, and the time for the sentimental reflections has not yet come (particularly because there is still much work to be done), I still want to offer a reflection on what has happened thus far. this summer I have been working with IFRC and working on … Continue reading a reflection on a summer nearly-gone
this week I started a new part of my work with IFRC and my own research: fieldwork. to do this, I had to travel the four hours across Ecuador from Quito to the city of Pedernales. this included a beautiful, but harrowing, descent from Quito’s 9,350’ elevation to the coast of the Pacific Ocean (trust … Continue reading from 10,000 feet to sea level.
a journey to the middle of the world. not to be confused with a Journey to the Center of the Earth. which I hear is a Brendan Fraser film. but honestly, I lost track of Brendan Fraser after George of the Jungle. but I digress. a journey to the middle of the world. that's what they … Continue reading un viaje a la mitad del mundo