IES orientation lunch at Hotel Restaurante Stubel
Avocado topped with shrimp and veggies
Maracuyá (passion fruit) dessert
Shelby and I, and a view of the valley!
A northern section of Quito
View of the city from Itchimbía
Only a small part of the huge city of Quito
La Plaza de Independencia
The famous Otavalo market
La Laguna de Cuicocha: This is actually the crater of a volcano!
Shelby and I at the lake in northern Ecuador
This mountain is so high that some clouds were BELOW it! And the top of it is all covered in snow.
Bull fighting show in Machachi
Horseback riding in Ecuador - loved it!
Trip to the equator
I'm on both sides of the equator! I'm in the Northern AND the Southern Hemisphere at the same time!
Religious ceremony with the Shaman
Look how huge the agave plant is! Look!
At the top of La Basílica!
Natural hot spring pools in Papallacta
A little lake where we were at in the Amazon
Walking on the rope bridges at the Rainforest treetops!
The Rainforest has the most beautiful butterflies I've ever seen
I was able to see so many exotic species of Amazonian birds!
The swing at the end of the world
Seriously, what would I do without this girl
I jumped off a BRIDGE!
La Puerta de la Ciudad - Loja, Ecuador
Casacada La Poderosa ("The Powerful" Waterfall)
We got to hold a turtle from the Amazon!
I'm pretty sure Shelby and I are the best beach volleyball team at the university ;)
Attached at the hip ♥
The typical, and almost daily, Quito storms
A tower in Loja
My first view of the Galápagos Islands!
The turtles there are so huge! This one was over 100 years old.
Look at how close I am to the sea lions!
It really doesn't get any more beautiful than the Galápagos Islands
This Michigan girl got to see some snow in Ecuador at the top of the volcano!
At 16,000 feet above sea level!! Volcano Cotopaxi, second tallest active volcano in the world
This city is full of graffiti
Fulbright Thanksgiving lunch
The view of northern Quito from the top of Mount Pichincha
On top of Mount Pichincha!
My mom came to visit me! We are at La Cueva del Oso on top of the mountain.
Ecuadorian national tournament soccer game: El Nacional vs. EMELEC
So this is our Christmas tree this year...
My wonderful host family: Dad, Mom, and brother
Kassie and Quito
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