Time is passing by so fast, and in less than a week we'll all be getting on planes in our four corners of the world, heading for Paraguay.

My time here in Quito has been spent volunteering, going to markets, trying to understand Spanish, hiking, making new friends, skyping, starting to understand the bus system and had water and foam sprayed on me (because that's how they celebrate carnival here).

My last week will probably be spent catching up on assignments, soaking up on alone time and enjoying the last days in the country that's been my home for the past weeks.