The days are rainy in Quito, its the small winter in the capital of Ecuador, at 2800 meter above sea level. The downpour is a bit stronger than normal, but, instead of the bad weather we kept smiling and launched our project Living Legends officially on Thursday January 12th at the Casa Humboldt in Quito, with a packed audience. The event was organized by La Cinta Corta, who is hosting the tour in Ecuador. At the launch event we presented our official TRAILER and gave a small live animation workshop as an example of how our methodology throughout the tour will be like. Afterwards the international team and the guests were invited to a wild party in the Cafetina in la Floresta district. We had a toast together and then partied till the morning to celebrate the initiation of our lovely project.
The tour in this beautiful country starts on January 16th in the Andean region and runs until February 12th, before the team will move on to Colombia.
In Ecuador we will visit three communities: Cotacachi in the mountains, Intag in the cloud forest region and Bahia at the coast. We are very excited and cant wait to get going! In Quito we worked 5 days before traveling to finish the preparation of our workshops, logistics, and coordination between the different team members and organizations involved, etc. We are ready to start the trip !! We still switch between Spanish, English, German, Estonian and even sign language. But soon spanish will be the only means of communication, maybe with some Kichua added !! Next stop Cotacachi !!
Text: Julia Silva