We fly this coming Sunday morning from Bangor and arrive in Quito, Ecuador, before midnight. I’m with Hancock County Medical Mission again, my 15th trip where I serve as a translator.
This year we’ll work in Cayambe, a small city of about 30,000 people in the north of the country. Cayambe is at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, so we’ll probably see a llama or two.
Ecuador is a small South American country in the middle of the world, that is, the equator, from which it gets its name: La Republica del Ecuador, the Republic of the Equator. The sun rises straight up and leaves no shadow at noon. The people are kind and friendly, and the Andes mountains indescribable.
Our medical mission has two components, surgical and family clinic. More on these later. I plan to schedule several articles and photos to post automatically while I’m away, but for now click the “Ecuador” link to the right of this page for a peek at last year’s posts.
Hasta pronto. I’m off to Ellsworth for our final meeting before the trip.