Day 17 – Sharing ideas and saying goodbye

Before heading home in the afternoon, the group split up for two final activities in the morning.  Dirk made the most of the sunny morning and took another high-resolution shot of Quito since the heavy rain on our second day had initially made it impossible. And we had already found the perfect location for this – […]

Day 16 – Fighting plastic waste

On Day 16, we had the great privilege of meeting Andrea Garzón, the founder of Huella Verde Ecuador. In Ecuador, they use a lot of disposable plastic plates, which are mostly just thrown away. Only a very small percentage of them actually get recycled. Inspired by similar approaches in Germany as a former student at the […]

Day 15 – Returning to Quito

We hopped into our trusty minibus once again to follow the stretch of road that would take us back to Quito. Setting off in the morning and travelling for a good few hours, we noticed the landscape changing dramatically as we passed it. The forest disappeared as we climbed higher, and many areas had been […]

Day 14 – Staying at Finca Palmonte

We were lucky enough to be able to spend two whole days at the Finca Palmonte nature reserve, surrounded by an evergreen mountain forest at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level. The location was perfect for our studies and we were taken aback by the rich diversity of flora and fauna all around us.  […]