Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bienvenidos a Ecuador!

Well, I am back from my week in Ecuador. I was there speaking at one of the best universities in the country, as well as touring Cuenca, Ecuador. I absolutely loved my time there, both as a tourist and as a visiting professor at the University. Mental health in Ecuador appeared to be, in many ways, a few decades behind where we are at in the United States. I spent most of my time lecturing on Wellness, with different spins (i.e. Work-Life Balance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Resiliency, and Suicide), and it was a lot of fun. People had a number of really wonderful questions, and I had a lot of really wonderful conversations with different individuals. I hope to be able to continue those conversations, and will be spending the next few weeks typing up materials to send down there. I love the people, the culture, and the food, and it was pretty sad to leave. Of course, the warm weather also didn't hurt:) I will be posting pictures  sometime later this week, but I need to edit first, and I'm behind in everything in my life due to being out of the country.
To tie you over, here are a few pics!
 Such a cute design for an airlines flying all over Ecuador!

 2 generations: Old and new, both in tradition dress for their generation

 Inca Ruins in Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuy (guinea pig) cooking in an open air market. So disgusting... This was the only thing that I refused to try on the trip.

1 comment:

  1. yea. pass-o on the cuy. ugh. glad you had a great trip! welcome home.....