Last Ride to Guayaquil

by K. Kris Loomis in Ecuador

Leaving Cuenca for good. Destination Guayaquil. Bright colored blocks of laundry flit on roofs and over gardens. Dirty puppies imitate big dogs on side of road and roasting pig, top layer of skin gone, eats eternal apple. Antsy cat on my lap. Mixture of Spanish, French, and Japanese overlap in airport bus. Old man beside […]

To Miss or Not Miss Part Two

by K. Kris Loomis in Ecuador

Last week in my blog I started exploring the things about living in South America I will miss, along with the things I won’t miss after I move back to the states. How crazy is it that what I will miss and what I won’t miss are the exact same things! Here is part two […]

To Miss or Not Miss Part One

by K. Kris Loomis in Ecuador

I began wondering this week if it were possible to miss something and not miss it at the same time. As I prepare to leave my home of the last three years in Ecuador to return to my hometown in South Carolina, I think it is only natural to think about the things I will […]

Maria, Monica, and Juan-John

by K. Kris Loomis in Ecuador

My husband and I are closing in on our remaining time in Ecuador. Unfortunately, one of our last experiences here has been a burglary. The creeps took the usual stuff, TV, computers, cash, phones, appliances, and the unusual as well. For some reason, they saw fit to steal all of my shoes. ALL OF MY […]

Morning Observations in Ecuador

by K. Kris Loomis in Ecuador

Clank. Brown gate cold. Chicken wire snags fingerless gloves. Knit hat soft as I adjust it over ears. Dogs to the left play fighting in exact spot where a dead dog lay for a full day last weekend. Big one is winning even though his back leg is lame. No collars. Little one doesn’t realize […]