The Tumbaco Index: Part II

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# of days in Ecuador

56

# of nights slept outside of Tumbaco

11

# of dogs at host family’s house in Pucará

2

# of dogs currently barking in Tumbaco

2

# of novels Mari has read since arriving

4

# of Downton Abbey episodes watched

7

# of seasons of West Wing watched

1

# of ice cream cones Paul consumes per day

1

Most starches served in a single meal (potato, rice, pasta, & bread)

4

Average cost of daily lunch per person

$1.75

Actual cost of 3 pieces of bread from the corner store

75¢

Cost of 3 pieces of bread at the same store taking into account the Gringo Tax

90¢

Cost of a bag of organic strawberries

$1.00

Cost of bus ride to Training Center

25¢

Cost of 1 pair of ladies rubber boots

$7.00

# of stores visited to cost compare rubber boots

4

% of waking hours Mari wore rubber boots on site visit

60%

# of blog posts written since arrival in Ecuador

33

# of photos Mari has taken

2,200

# of videos Mari has made since arriving

3

Date of Swearing In Ceremony

4/4/12


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2 responses to “The Tumbaco Index: Part II”

  1. Lew in Macedonia says :

    I just went back and read your past postings. You two are creating a wonderful life and doing a terrific job of documenting your experiences and viewpoints. The content of your postings are extremely well presented with the creative construction of your blog.
    Some of your experiences remind me of ones I have reminded me of ones I have had with my family. VW campers hold a special place in our hearts.
    Best wishes to you in all of the journeys ahead.

    • Mari says :

      Thanks Lew! It’s interesting to see how our experiences are the same and how they differ in terms of the Peace Corps process. Looks like you are very happy in your site – congrats! Take care, Mari & Paul

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