The Tumbaco Index

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# of days in Ecuador

9

# of nights staying with host family

7

# of dogs that live in the host family compound

3

# of dogs that we can hear barking in the morning

2

# of dogs that we can hear howling at night

1

# of dogs that swarmed our group in Puembo town square

7

Approximate % of meals we eat with a side of rice

90

Approximate % of meals served with at least once starch

100

Approximate % of meals served with two starches

60

Average # of times per day we say, “buenos días”

8

Average # of times per day we say, “buenas tardes”

6

Average # of times per day we say, “buenas noches”

2

Difference in hours of our Brooklyn & Ecuador bedtimes

-2.5

Difference in minutes of Paul’s commute

+20

Difference in minutes of Mari’s commute

+30

# of Safety/Security Workshops thus far

3

# of Health Workshops thus far

3

# of shots Mari has had during Training

4

# of shots Paul has had during Training

3

Approximate # of photos Mari has taken

500

Approximate % of photos that Mari is in

1

Days until Paul & Mari know their Site Assignment

35

% of day that Paul & Mari spend speaking Spanish

75%


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