Kathryn: New Information

January 15, 2010

I have learned that my host mother is 48. She has a son, 24, who is a pilot, and a daughter, 22, who is a student. I have read about Ecuador here and there, and gleaned the following geography trivia from its page in the CIA World Factbook:

  • The area of the country is about the size of Nevada
  • Columbia and Peru border Ecuador
  • Coastal plain, inter-Andean central highland and eastern jungle make up the country’s terrain
  • The Galápagos Islands (where Darwin studied finches) belong to Ecuador
  • The highest active volcano in the world, Cotopaxi, is 28 miles south of Quito in the Andes

Soon I will give a firsthand account of Ecuadorian geography.  My next post should be in-country. Ciao!


One comment

  1. Me agrado mucho leer sobre tu experiencia en mi país, espero que a través de ti otros puedan conocer parte del trabajo que se realiza en finanzas populares y desarrollo local.

    Good job Kathryn.

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