This school is looking for new applicants for the September courses; some people they were expecting have dropped out so if anyone fancies Ecuador, why not apply? It might not be perfect but its ok by me and the town is great. The school is very casual and we have a lot of fun here - parties and games, its very relaxed. You might get paid more in Asia and have more discipline etc, but if you are interested in South America this is a good place to start, and when you get here you might find other oppotunities. They sometimes arrange for us to teach at other schools and the local tecnica. The surrounding area is so beautiful and most of the people are friendly and interested in foreigners. There is good food in the resaurants and lots of good bars with live music. There are plenty of great open air markets selling the most lovely fresh fruit and veg: Ive rediscovered how to cook and am experimenting with some new stuff - I had never actually cooked plantain before but its lovely with pork!
You have to expect that South America is governed by money and contacts. You have to find your way around visa issues by the back door, but Diego, one of the founders has all the right knowledge and contacts, you just have to push your case. I was forced by Iberia to buy a return ticket but it wasnt necessary when I got here and some people reckon they found an airline that doesnt insist on it.
Kallen, why not leave Quevedo and come here? The school cant be any worse that yours sounds and at least its a nice town. If you want city life, theyre planning to open a new centre in Cuenca soon, which is 4 to 5 hours away by bus, along the stunning Via Panamericana.
Hope to see some more of you here!