Tag: Cuenca

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The Mount’s Response to COVID-19

Hello faithful followers! You may have noticed that we’ve been unexpectedly quiet on the blogging front over the last week or so. Last week was a planned week off from entries from our student bloggers as Mount St. Mary’s University was on Spring Break. However, the Mount also experienced an […]

Carnaval: Foam, Water, and Family

Good afternoon, and welcome back to another #HolyThursday! Like Shelby’s blog, my post this week is going to show you some of the many traditions the Ecuadorians have for celebrating Carnaval, a time of indulgence and feasting before the thoughtfulness of Lent begins.  Carnaval is technically only a four-day period […]

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 […]