Motto for the trip: Go hard or go home…I am now home.

Well, I am safely back in New York and so happy to be here! My last week in Quito was good and I was sad to leave all the friends I had made, but what a feeling it was to step off the runway into the Miami airport, where almost everyone spoke English! I know [...]

Cotopaxi 1, Me 0

So, obviously I survived Cotopaxi…barely. Although I didn’t ever make it to the summit, I had a great time, even though I almost plunged to my death a few times.Top ten reasons (not excuses) I did not reach the summit:

10. Have not completed 2 Ironman triathalons (all before the age of 21).
9. Am now 29 [...]

wish me luck!

I’m on my way to summit Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world (according to one person), standing at 19,000ft (5,911m). Wish me luck! I’ll let you know how things go when I return! ¡Tenga un buen fin de semana! (have a great weekend.)misty

my new jungle name: mother of the tribe

So I survived the jungle – barely, though. There were a few scary incidences, and the verdict is still out what’s going on in my nose. Perhaps I should explain more.So Friday after clinical, we headed to the scary bus terminal once again and boarded a bus to Tena, a six-hour bus ride from Quito. [...]

another email- must be bored or something

just wanted to drop a line — i´m being lame. everyone is out at a hip hop bar, and i decided to stop by papaya net (the name of the internet cafe) and send an email. tonight we went to this awesome restaurant, a place that would be considered very trendy and cool, especially in [...]