Tellus

Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

Archive for August 31st, 2011

the crazy south »

So in my previous post I discussed my outdoor adventures however an equally shocking experience was when I went to an Ecuadorian wedding. All I can say about that is wow. Clearly that’s not all I can say about it because I am about to describe it to you, however, that one word sums it [...]

the dirty south »

In my last entry i wrote about some general conclusions I’ve reached during my time here. Now ill recount a few of the tales of my adventures here.
I’ve defiantly made an effort to travel as much as I possibly can here. I believe I have visited every eco-system in Ecuador. One of the first epic [...]

the south »

So I don’t really like blogs… but here goes my first online account of my experiences in Ecuador. Slash other side note this was written a long while ago and just posted now.
I got here about seven weeks ago, which seems like a long time but it has defiantly blown by. One of the questions im supposed [...]

South of the Border 3 »

After grabbing your attention by climbing a completely random jungle volcano…perhaps I can hold on to it a little longer with a story about…CAYAMBE!
Cayambe is a 18,993 foot volcano, towering above (but usually in the clouds), of a town called…you guessed it, Cayambe! The town is famous for butter biscuits called biscochos, which are equally [...]

South of the Border 2 »

Sorry to leave you with such a killer cliff hanger last time (ha-ha), but this story is worth the anticipation…
Brayton and I had a free 5-6 days after the postsession finished, so we had to explore this awesome country! We met a kid named Conor, who is a friend of a friend from Willamette, and [...]