Ecuador Photo Diary

In 2013, my friend Jemma and I volunteered in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. It was literally in the middle of nowhere but we got to experience some real Ecuadorian culture. We got bitten to death by fleas, got up close and personal with many-a-cow, built a house out of bamboo, harvested a ton of cacao, taught English to some crazy school children, fished for shrimp, ate ALL the rice of beans in the history of ever, hitch-hiked daily, put one foot either side of the equator and generally had an absolute blast. I hope these photos can capture the essence of our adventure!

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Smoothie bar

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Nightclub

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Driving through Quito

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Working at a school

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Playing volleyball with the locals

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Messy classrooms are the sign of a good day

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Beach chills

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Artesan market

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Forget learning English, they glued pictures of chickens onto cups

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Waterfall fun

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Harvesting cacao

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Time to relax

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Painting local buildings

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10 minute break from work

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Building house structures from bamboo

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RAIN RAIN GO AWAY

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Our home

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Jemma and I with Pooka the dog

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Above the clouds in Quito

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Exploring the city centre

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Mompiche beach

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GIGANTIC leaves

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Eating cacao fruit

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One foot either side of the equator

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Quito from above

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Love this kid

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Peanut butter and oreos make the best snack

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Deserted beaches

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Isla Bonita

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Peddle-boating on the lake

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Climbing the church stairs

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Getting tortured

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We spent way too much time here

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So much litter on the beaches

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Jemma looking gorgeous

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Fishing for shrimp

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Hanging out with our local friend, Alvaro

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Painting daycare centres

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On the way to work

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More cacao farms

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