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The Help

Before coming to Ecuador, I had heard how common it was to have hired help around the house. I started to think my parents were non-participators in this culture until one day...


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Rosh Hashanah Dinner in Ecuador

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A Jewish Family in a Dominantly Catholic Country

I have the unusual opportunity of living with a Jewish family in a country where practically everyone you meet is catholic! Not only are they jewish – oh no – but their parents were survivors of the holocaust! They were born here in Quito, so I suppose their strongest language is Spanish. But because their parents were born in Germany, they also speak fluent aleman! And to top it all off, they went to English-speaking schools – so I am living with a tri-lingual couple! Impresionante.

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