After living for 20 years in Germany I wanted to see and experience something different. Videos and pictures from TV and internet triggered the wish in me to live for some time abroad and see at least once in my life time the jungle. Through a coincidence, I ended up at probably the most unlikely place that not a lot of people would think about when travelling: Santo Domingo de los Colorados in Ecuador. It’s a city with 305,000 inhabitants between the Andes and the Ecuadorian coast and is in particular known for the indigenous group Tsachila. For 3 months in 2012/13 I should work there as a volunteer in a kindergarten and live together with 1 priest, his niece, mother, 5 Ecuadorian and 1 German volunteer in a parish.
This experience in Ecuador fascinated me that much that people still realize after 6 years that this experience changed something in me. Thus, I get often asked what I liked most about my time in Ecuador. The answer is not the jungle, that I wanted to see on the first hand, but: the people. Why? I explain you here, what I liked about them.
Gracias Ecuador por tu cariño, te quiero mucho!
27/1/2020 02:56:44 pm
Liebe Melanie. Ich danke dir sehr für deine nette Wörter über meines Land, Ecuador. Du bist sehr höflich in deine Schätzung obwohl ich, als ekuatorianer kann, in Gegenteil, mit dir nicht ganz einverstanden sein.
William Rene Campana
27/1/2020 08:03:05 pm
HI. MELANNIE. congratulations for the article you share in Google.
27/1/2020 06:14:14 pm
Yo vivo en USA y la vida aca es como en alemania, que lindo es mi pais chiquito pero con un Gran corazon para Los foraneos y para con Los propios connacionales, siga visitando Ecuador y que Dios la bendiga y que Viva Ecuador.
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