Travel Blogs from Ecuador

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riding buses and whatnot, Riobamba, Ecuador travel blog

riding buses and whatnot

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... between American bus stations and Ecuadorian bus stations: in the US you buy your ticket and wait for the boarding time; in Ecuador, you walk along the area where all of the buses are parked with their destinations displayed in the window, all the while ...

South over the Andes, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

South over the Andes

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...  confirmed what we had heard - it really is a beautiful colonial city.  Clean, organized, booming, as is most of Ecuador,  and really very walkable.  But cold.  The nights are quite chilly - we are in the Andes, and even more ...

Boobies, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies

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Imagine sitting on a boat and trying not to laugh like an adolescent teenager when every 5 minutes someone points a finger and shouts "boobies"!   After leaving San Cristobel we took a fishing boat for the 3 hour journey to our next island, ...

Surfer time!, Montanita, Ecuador travel blog

Surfer time!

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... ….stay tuned – the plan is not coming together and we are starting to get short on real cash.  Here in Ecuador, like Panama, they use the American dollar as currency – seems very weird to me to pay in greenbacks.  Also here in ...

Beware of the kind strangers!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Beware of the kind strangers!

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...  update to say thankyou to everyone for my birthday wishes and to let you know that I have arrived safe and sound in Ecuador, and with plenty of time to go and celebrate my birthday with an afternoon relaxing in the sunshine in a park followed by ...

Beautiful Beautiful Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Beautiful Beautiful Quito

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... beautiful, every turn you take, you see another amazing piece of architecture or a building of historical significance. Iīm so glad I squeezed Ecuador into my trip. To the south of the Old Town is a small hill called El Panecillo and is topped by a ...

Quick stop, Latacunga, Ecuador travel blog

Quick stop

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We headed south from Quito to the town of Latacunga. Our plan was to do some of the Quilatoa Loop which is a 200km loop from here through the surrounding countryside walking, bus-ing or hitching between the small villages. The town itself didn't seem up ...

Ah Bartoleme!, Seymour, Ecuador travel blog

Ah Bartoleme!

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Day 2 started really really early – a 6 am hike to see wildlife. Yup – 6 am, before breakfast for a hike around North Seymour Island.  We had sailed through the night and were in Seymour when we woke up,  and after a fair bit ...

The start of my Galapagos dream!, San Cristobal, Ecuador travel blog

The start of my Galapagos dream!

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... my camera!! For anyone that doesn't know, the Galapagos is a group of islands approximately 1000km off the coast of Ecuador that have been formed (and new islands still being formed ) by underwater volcanic eruptions. At present there are somthing like ...

Cuenca is rather boring on the weekend, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca is rather boring on the weekend

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... so small, yet is Ecuadorīs most important Inca ruin shows how short a time and how small a space the Incas occupied in Ecuador before infighting (between two half-brothers, one in Quito, one in Cuzco) and Spanish invaders toppled the empire. Anyway, ...

Goodbye Old Friends - Hello New friends, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador travel blog

Goodbye Old Friends - Hello New friends

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... and her sister Collette  from Montreal, Ashley from New York City and her best friend Crystal, who now lives in Ecuador on a Peace Core assignment, and Roger, an American from Arizona or somewhere else???/Columbia???? Dirk, Ashley, Crystal, ...

I strongly dislike MIA (and Quito is pretty cool), Quito, Ecuador travel blog

I strongly dislike MIA (and Quito is pretty cool)

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So here I am in Quito, Ecuador after an extremely long >24 hours of travel. I was scheduled for a 2.5 hour layover in Miami, but our 5:02 PM departure time came and went, without much of an explanation offered. Finally the news trickled through the ...

Cuenca Carnival 2011, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca Carnival 2011

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     Some pictures from Carnival 2011 - Cuenca.  The tradition is to spray foam, water, corn starch and glitter on unsuspecting victims.  Can't really say I loved that seeing it was to cold to enjoy walking around wet.  ...

Market hawkers, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Market hawkers

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Otavalo is north of Quito so we decided to stop there on the way up to Columbia. The town's main draw is its market, which is supposedly the biggest and most impressive in South America.  The biggest of all being the Saturday market.  However ...

Sig and Tony and Deb's Excellent Adventure, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Sig and Tony and Deb's Excellent Adventure

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... , I type this note as I lay in my glass fronted cabin, built by German craftsmen, in the lush Andes Mountains of southern Ecuador, CBC Calgary Radio playing in the background on my laptop telling me about the horror that is playing out in Japan, the sun ...

Waiting for a bus in Loja, Loja, Ecuador travel blog

Waiting for a bus in Loja

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... treatment in a restaurant in Cuenca, I was happy to get on a bus for a five-hour ride to Loja. Itīs in the far south of Ecuador, and Iīm taking an eight-hour bus ride south of the border to Piura, Peru. I have a flight to Lima on the morning of ...

It's HOT in Guayaquil!!, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

It's HOT in Guayaquil!!

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... get off as well, on a non scheduled stop, he basically told them to get lost. Typical!! Driving along the Ecuador countryside is something completely different to what you would expect on a Western motorway/highway. There are villages, villages raised ...

Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

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Not wanting to spend hours in an internet cafe, sadly im gonna keep this one short and sum up our time in Ecuador in one post. It started with an excellent long weekend spent with Rowena in the market town of Otavalo: * Walking around a beautiful ...

Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!

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... cocktails, a perfect way to end a really fantastic group tour! The tour had now finished and we were all due to fly back to mainland Ecuador the following morning, but by now I was in love with the place and in no rush to go back, so I changed my flight ...

Playing Cowboy in the Andes, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Playing Cowboy in the Andes

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Galapagos Day 1, Santa Cruz Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 1

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... how long to come for - remember it takes a full half day of travelling to reach these little islands 500 miles off the shore of Ecuador. Just getting off the plane, the feel and the look was different - we knew we were in for a treat.  Day 1 ...

200th Dive Surprises!, Cousins Rock, Ecuador travel blog

200th Dive Surprises!

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 329 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Mostly sunny, some rain We headed south overnight crossing the Equator once again until we arrived at Cousins Rock where we would be doing two dives there, and one dive in Bartolome. The ...

Safety stop action, Wolf, Ecuador travel blog

Safety stop action

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 327 Temperature : 28 degrees Weather : Mixed We said goodbye to Darwin last night and headed south to Wolf for another two days of diving here. Again we awoke to the briefing bell at silly-o-clock in the morning. It was another 4 ...

Mmmmmmm, Lobster!!!, Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabella, Ecuador travel blog

Mmmmmmm, Lobster!!!

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After a 2 hour fairly calm boat ride from Floreana we arrived at our next beach hotel on the island of Isabella.  Itīs the largest of the Galapagos islands, the most actively volcanic,  and the one that looks like a seahorse when you look at ...

First dive in the Galapagos, San Cristobal, Ecuador travel blog

First dive in the Galapagos

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 332 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Sunny and Rainy Galapagos Day 11 was the day that we sussed out all the dive shops and organised some diving for tomorrow, sat on the promenade and wandered around on the beach. On Galapagos ...

Goodbye Galapagos, Santa Cruz Island , Ecuador travel blog

Goodbye Galapagos

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When we were booking our week we wondered if we should do the four, the five or the eight days.  We worried that eight might be too long - what if we didn't like our shipmates or our ship, what if the schedule was too arduous, ...

out of Quito and into the deep end, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

out of Quito and into the deep end

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... counted 6 helicopters, 3 jets, a 1940's car, a division of goosestepping soldiers and some horses. I wouldn't put money on Ecuador in a scrap with Peru. In my first month here, it's been interesting to meet so many people from different countries ...

Living it up in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Living it up in Quito

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It was quite the journey getting to Quito. We left Huaraz at 10pm on Sunday night and arrived in Quito at 11pm on Tuesday. Nothing went wrong that's just how long it takes!  We knew it was going to be long and painful, but we were well over it ...

Welcome to the jungle!, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Welcome to the jungle!

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So I got set for a week in the jungle thinking travelling by night bus would be a good idea, saving a nights accomodation and sleeping through the 8 hour bus journey from Quito to Lago Agrio where I would then have to take another bus for an hour and a 2 ...

'Bachelors' Colony, SantaFe Island, Ecuador travel blog

'Bachelors' Colony

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Ok, not exactly the group of Bachelors I was hoping for but....pretty amazing anyway.  Up and out early to South Plaza Island - a very steep cliffed island formed by uplifted lava and covered by tree sized, stunningly beautiful, massive ...

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