Anticipation

A moment before I leave It is the last night of June 2019 and my adventures begin in the morning. These last two weeks have been physically and emotionally draining. I’ve left two jobs, moved my belongings across cities and endured numerous heavy goodbyes. Having said my farewells and become mentally prepared, all that’s leftContinue reading “Anticipation”

Day 1 — Quito, Ecuador

3rd July 2019 I am writing to you from the rooftop of Community Hostel, Quito, Ecuador. I really didn’t think I’d ever make it here. But here I am! The rooftop is spacious and outlined by a hip-high wall that’s covered in colourful paintings of jungle life. In the distance, I can see the volcanoContinue reading “Day 1 — Quito, Ecuador”

Tena, Ecuador

22nd July 2019 I’m in the Amazon rainforest. What a dream. Yesterday, we trekked on a fairly well-trodden path through the jungle. We followed a stream to a cave, ducked under the rock and waded through the water in our wellies, shining torches at the hand-sized spiders that clung to the walls and disturbing batsContinue reading “Tena, Ecuador”