Cuenca 2020

This is Carnaval! #MountMartes

Hola! Welcome back to #MountMartes. This week I will be sharing my experiences with one of the most popular and most celebrated traditions here in Ecuador and many other countries: Carnaval!  If you’re reading this on Tuesday, February 25th, it is sadly the last day of Carnaval. Carnaval festivities began […]

Ingapirca: The Son Triumphs Again!

Good afternoon and thank you for coming back for another #HolyThursday post! This week, I’m going to explore something a little different – the Ingapirca Ruins . I’m sure you all know about Macchu Pichu, but lesser-known Ingapirca provides a perfect example of the complex Inca religious structure with its […]

Cuenca Sweet Cuenca #MountMartes

¡Hola! Welcome back to another #MountMartes blog post of my time in Cuenca, Ecuador. Last week was our first week of classes at the University of Cuenca, and we got to explore all the city has to offer. One of the first things we did as a group in Cuenca […]

#HolyThursday Leading to the Holy Thursday

Good afternoon! My name is Tyler Bussard, and I am a sophomore at the Mount. My majors are Forensic Accounting, Economics, and Accounting. I am also pursuing minors in Spanish and Theology. With all the different study abroad programs the Mount offers, I’m sure somebody is wondering, “Why Ecuador?” I […]

Taking a Trip with the Devil #MountMartes

¡Hola! Bienvenidos to my blog! My name is Shelby Aguilar, and I am a freshman at the Mount. I am a Health Sciences major with a minor in Spanish. I chose to study abroad this semester in Cuenca, Ecuador to indulge in Latin American Culture and the Spanish language. I […]