School along Ecuador’s coast starts tomorrow (May 5) after a two month vacation which began March 1.
Interestingly, children in the Sierra, i.e. in Ecuador’s mountain region, have a different school calendar, one which more closely coincides with those in the US and elsewhere. This situation lends itself well to supporting the coastal tourism industry. Hotels, restaurants, tour operators, etc. in effect thus have two distinct “high seasons” when families on vacation head to the beach. The first tourist season of the year is derived from the coastal families (March-May) and then second from the mountain folks ( June-August).
Since today was Kai’s last day of “summer” and the day was absolutely gorgeous, we had no choice but to go to the beach. However, with Kai’s newly fractured arm, we went for a walk instead of our usual play in the sand and water.
The good news of course is that living on the beach in Ecuador means that every day is summer!