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)

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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.

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

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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?

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2 Comments »

  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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