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Welcome to our family and Ecuador!
Our family consists of 5 members: Edison, Marlene, Sofía, Gerson and our beloved dog Max. All of them easy-going and willing to learn more about the culture of a foreigner visitor. The family runs a small printing press in the Historic Center while the two young study.
Edison is a marathon-runner, enthusiastic, philosopher, and sometimes passionate father.
Marlene is the heart of the family, loving, caring, and taking care of the family and the business as well, every day she will ask you, how was your day? :)
Sofia is a dreamer, open-minded, reader and studying visual arts at the San Francisco University.
Gerson is a friendly, easy-going teenager, studying his last years of high school in the San Gabriel institution.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
The traveler will benefit of living with a real Ecuadorian family, staying in the heart of the historic center and enjoying many interesting activities with the family. The house is located closed to many touristic places. Eg: 5 min walk from La Basilica and Plaza del Teatro. Everyday the family meets to have dinner and breakfast together. Also, Gerson is always happy to bring you to the historical, cultural and important places of Quito like La Ronda, El Panecillo, or some interesting museums. If you are more on the sporting activities. Edison can bring you a morning training in the best natural places to run such as La Carolina, Parque Metropolitano, El Chaquinan, etc. If you are more on the cooking side Marlene can teach some Ecuadorian dishes for dinner or breakfast. Finally, Sofía will help you to practice your Spanish and show you around.
Our young guys, Sofi and Gerson are looking to practice their English or learn another language. Gerson is about to graduate from High School, and he's preparing for academics exams of English, so if you can help him practicing will be wonderful. In addition, sometimes we need help at home with domestic tasks such as cleaning rooms and keeping everything organized at the house.
Spanish and English
The traveler will have his own room with a bed. He/she can use a shared bathroom of the family. There is also WIFI for everybody :)
During your time off you can visit the historical Capital of Ecuador. Since the house is located in the historic you can travel anywhere. You can visit El Teleferico, La Ronda, Parque Metropolitano, etc. If you want to meet new people you can go to La Mariscal, etc. Ask anyone from the family and he/she will help you with advice depending on what are your interest. In case you need more information don't hesitate to send us a message
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week