Elena in Ecuador

My name is Elena Castellano, I'm an economics student at the School BusnissE and as part of my bachelor program I am going to spend the next months in Ecuador doing an internship. During my time here, I will be writing about my experiences and thoughts as I discover the country, its culture, language and people. 

 

The dying language of the ancestors

The dying language of the ancestors

When a Spanish person wakes up with a hangover, he has la Resaca. But not Ecuadorians, they are Chuchaqui. This is only an example of the many words that make Ecuadorian slang so unique, differentiating it from the Spanish spoken in other Latin Ameri...

My first bus ride in Ecuador

My first bus ride in Ecuador

Standing in the heat on the side of the road, I kill boredom by observing the other people waiting for the bus that will take us to Quito. Just as I am losing my hopes of ever seeing the bus arrive, there it is! The bus rides with its doors open, and...