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 – […]

Día 16 – Buenas ideas para acabar con los residuos plásticos

Hoy tuvimos el placer de conocer a Andrea Garzón, la fundadora de Huella Verde Ecuador. En Ecuador se utilizan muchos platos de plástico de un solo uso que en su mayoría van directos a la basura y de los que solo se recicla un pequeño porcentaje. Inspirada por iniciativas similares que vio en Alemania cuando […]

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.  […]