Equator Gringos

August 26, 2007

On the way home from school

Filed under: Ecuador, expat, South America, teaching overseas — lstollin @ 10:01 pm

Just a few things in Quito look different than what I’m used to in the States. Here are a few of them that I see when I walk home from school (a little less than 3 km downhill to the trolley-sort-of-bus station, which I take the rest of the way)


This bus/room is just around the corner from our school. Our director called it a “former Ptomaine Palace;” I think he doesn’t hold it in the same esteem that I do. I’ve already fantasized about getting my students involved in a “Save the bus” campaign if it is ever in danger of being torn down.


This very neat graffito shows W wishing he were sucking face with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, with the caption, “The Love of Oil.”


Further down the street, near the cemetery and my trolley stop, this appears to be the floral deal of the century. Forget a dozen roses for your sweetheart – how about 25?



  1. 25 roses for a dollar at that ! I love the broken down bus pic, beautiful.

    Comment by sassy — August 27, 2007 @ 12:20 am

  2. Luke,

    love your well-written and entertaining blogs.

    Comment by Peter Parker — September 5, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

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