We spent lots of August travelling, for work and pleasure. We went south to visit nephew Mateo out of hospital, and then further south to visit Loja province.
An aunt came to Puyo and offered 5 beaches to Benjamin and he was ready to travel on the bus home with her… so as the next weekend was a long weekend we joined the rest of Ecuador on the beach (well, visiting the promised 5 beaches of Esmeraldas).
I brought an unwanted gift back from the beach in the form of dengue, a tropical disease similar to severe flu but from a mosquito bite. Not fun!
Another trip to Quito to try to understand my new job and for the wedding of Jessica and Duncan, a nurse and anesthetist who met in Shell hospital.
Back to Shell and back to nursery for the children. A few days in the office and then we travelled to Bolivar province to see Martha and Linda. (see blog below).
And to finish off the travelling Alfredo went east with Wim and Eric to Makuma. They drove to within half-hour walk of the centre… it used to be a 5 hour hike to the nearest road! Not long before we can drive to the door of the guesthouse.
This week Benjamin started a new preschool… and if we cut a hole in the fence we could save walking a block to drop him off as the school is our neighbour and his teacher is one of Alfredo’s old school friends.
(There are photos of our travels on our blog below)
For a good recovery from dengue,
Fun times with family in Cuenca and Esmeraldas
That Lorena is looking after the children in the afternoons
For a great trip to Chillanes to see Martha and Linda
Praise that Alfredo has the finances to go to Iquitos next month.
-For me as I’m in Quito for 4 weeks on an intensive teaching English course, and for the others as they survive in Shell without me!
-For Adeline as she prepares to come to Ecuador for 6 months
-For Alfredo’s Toefl English test this month.
For Benjamin as he celebrates his 4th birthday on the 22nd!
Thanks for your care and prayers for us.
Alex and Alfredo, Benjamin and Camila