I'm a 23 year old World History/ Literature teacher in California. I lived in Guayaquil for 4 months while studying abroad at La Universidad de Espiritu Santo and volunteering as a teacher at Salva Tu Vida - a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. I also volunteered in San Miguel, Ecuador. This is an amazing community of Afro-Ecuatorianos in the state of Esmeraldes. I highly recommend traveling to San Miguel - a warm community with a rich culture and a lot of wildlife nearby.