EXPERIENCE SOUTH AMERICA
Janice Zajchowski has been an Executive in the High Technology Industry for 10+ years. She started her career in the IT field but transitioned into an Executive Global Account Manager. Ms. Zajchowski's diverse educational background aided in her transition. She holds two Bachelor's Degrees and one Minor in Computer Science. In addition, an MBA in Enterprenurialship from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her history has since 1999; she has had several leadership roles in the industry. Her most recent executive leadership role has been at Oracle. Oracle is an industry leader in the cloud from an infrastructure, application, and hardware perspective.
Ms. Zajchowski's role was to manage a Fortune 5 conglomerate. Her specialty is providing Analytical solutions to her clients. Analytics aid her client's in driving their business forward to achieve positive ROIs.
In addition, to her professional role, Janice Zajchowski has traveled to several destinations throughout the world. One of her most cherished destinations has been South America.
She has visited both the mainland of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, which border Puru and Columbia. The visit to South Amerian is one both of history and adventure.
Ecuador is a developing country and a middle-income representative democratic republic. The country's income is based on commodities such a petroleum and agricultural products. The people of Ecuador are warm and friendly. However, to tour the most saute-after sights, a tour guild is recommended. Ecuador's experience ranges from the Equator's expertise, the volcano at Cototipaxi, local farmers markets, lodging at wild horse ranches, Amazon Jungle, to mule rides into Quilotoa Lagoon.
Quiltotoa Lagoon is one to remember. Quilotoa Lagoon is a thrilling ride to get to the base. Quilotoa Lagoon was formed when a now-extinct volcano collapsed, and the resulting crater was filled with a startling emerald-green lake, the color resulting from volcanic minerals. Today there are two options to get to the base. One can hike to the bottom to decide to take a mule ride. Both are exciting and thrilling. For those weak of heights, the recommendation is to walk. The path leading to the base is on the track that is adjacent to the volcano. The course is approximately 4 feet wide, windy, and steep at times with significant drops. The mules are accustomed to multiple daily journeys along the path. Hiking the trail is physically challenging, with the need to share the track with the mules.
On the way down, and once you reach the base, it is breathtaking. Bring a light lunch to enjoy. The guilds are friendly and eager to share the history of the volcano.
On your journey back to the top of the volcano, be sure to stop at the shop for trinkets and a well-deserved light meal.
It is an experience of a lifetime that words can not explain. Please make it a point to visit as it one of the unique places in the world. You will not regret the experience. This is just one of the places to start as South America offers much more.