My Blog WHERE CONSCIOUSNESS MEETS WILDERNESS. Charlie writes in his first letter home, "We rise early, work hard, eat well and have alot of fun. I couldn't think of a place I'd rather be right now...besides Palugo, Ecuador." I had to read Charlie's letter over and over again because his enthusiasm was so contagious, inspiring and meaningful. Charlie's semester group of 14 students will be departing from their farm community in Marlow, N.H. ready for their 3 month expedition in Ecuador on September 27th. Go to the website and read about Kroka Expeditions, and spread the word. The founders, Misha and Lynne, had a vision and because they dreamed they could make a change, they did.