Travel Blogs from Mindo, Ecuador

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Mindo: butterflies, birds, waterfalls & ziplining, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Mindo: butterflies, birds, waterfalls & ziplining

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... steamed is 'al vapor'... makes sense considering what the process of steaming is. I'd never come across steamed food on a menu in Ecuador before.   Monday 21st July   At breakfast I saw hummingbirds for the first time since Dave and I did the ...

Off the Beaten Track, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Off the Beaten Track

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... like mushrooms, all with their "ecotourism" labels. We visited a local NGO conservation organization - "Amigos de la Naturaleza-Mindo" - and were impressed by the work they were doing in providing educational activities for local communities aimed at ...

Toucan relax in the cloud forest, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Toucan relax in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by easties

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... seemed to be paying in kind with the odd chocolate bar and lighted cigarette being passed to the driver. When we had arrived in Ecuador the headline news was about yet another bus crash with 41 dead and I must admit this all came back to mind when ...

Back to Basics......., Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Back to Basics.......

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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Got the local bus to Mindo today- this peaceful village boasts 500 species of birds so we are organising a birdwatching trip for the morning but for today we wanted an adrenaline rush and we got it- tubing down the river! As the river was so fast it only ...

'He cries, he cries, Maradona', Nanegalito, Ecuador travel blog

'He cries, he cries, Maradona'

A travel blog entry by coryandpierre

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... us from the sloshing of beer in the aisles behind and above us. It was an exciting match with spectacular goaltending on Ecuador's side. The crowd cried, 'Yes, it's possible!' and 'He cries, cries, Maradona,' mocking the famous Argentinian coach and ...

Day 12: Bird on a Wire, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Day 12: Bird on a Wire

A travel blog entry by gregros

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... together by rope. A "steward" steers you by jumping on and off the tubes and pushing and pulling them down the river Mindo. As a concession to health and safety, you are made to wear a life jacket and a helmet. There are several different companies ...

Canyoning en marktjes rond de equator, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Canyoning en marktjes rond de equator

A travel blog entry by liekevanson

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... dat ik van weinig dingen zo'n kick krijg als van watervallen abseilen in het midden van de Jungle!  1 nachtje in Mindo en we vertrokken al weer door naar Otavalo. Otavalo is een ander schattig Ecuadoriaans dorpje wat een van de ...

Butterflies, humming birds, and orchids--oh my!, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Butterflies, humming birds, and orchids--oh my!

A travel blog entry by clarasudamerica

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... seen them just hanging out in trees and sitting on the feeders like this without their wings flapping a billion times per second. Ecuador is home to hundreds of different species of humming birds, but we mainly saw this green and turquoise one. Here is ...

Cloudforest paradise, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Cloudforest paradise

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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So glad I stopped by here. Beautiful.... I saw hundreds of hummingbirds, many waterfalls, jungle-like forest, and ziplined over a big valley.  The main difference between rainforest and cloudforest is that cloudforest is on a higher ...

Into the Clouds, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Into the Clouds

A travel blog entry by smonty1

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... cloud forest. I can say that I am very pleased with my experience there, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Ecuador! Now I am relaxing at my hostel back in Quito. I have an extra early morning tomorrow (probably waking up at about 4 a.m., ...

mudslides, waterfalls, and a jalopy, El Chaco, Ecuador, Ecuador travel blog

mudslides, waterfalls, and a jalopy

A travel blog entry by messyoffice

Hi Tori,   I am hoping that this is the only e-mail that I have to send you because I don't want to bog you down with too many details and I know you will want some time to relax a bit, time with dad and RTD too.   Read the note I left in ...

Adventures in Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Adventures in Mindo

A travel blog entry by jev

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... , we set off on another epic Andes journey (including a near miss of a landslide in the road) through the misty jungle. Mindo is a small town about 2 hours North of Quito set in tropical cloud forest.  It´s totally gorgeous and made ...

Toucans, Toucans, Toucans, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Toucans, Toucans, Toucans

A travel blog entry by annikaandpaul

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... woke me up at 3.00am saying that she could hear a rustling noise outside our cabana's front door. It couldn't be a bear here in Mindo and as the noise continued I went outside to investigate. Shining my phone torch I caught sight of a really ugly creature ...

Birding in Birding Paradise (the Hirts arrive), Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Birding in Birding Paradise (the Hirts arrive)

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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... and we fell into a deep but short sleep. Up early again, we were off and headed to a lower elevation in the Mindo region. Here again, "life birds" began to reveal themselves all around us including beautiful tanagers, trogans, motmots and toucans.  ...

En Un poco del Chocó, Gualea, Ecuador travel blog

En Un poco del Chocó

A travel blog entry by bastanjaecuador

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... en bier kunnen drinken in de zon. Not bad at all! Op zondag is het bestuur van de Jocotoco Foundation (Vogelbescherming van Ecuador) langsgekomen. Hele vriendelijke birders (met veel geld!) die Nicole en Wilo graag willen helpen met het uitbreiden van het ...

Filling Breakfasts and Flying through the Canopy, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Filling Breakfasts and Flying through the Canopy

A travel blog entry by lauren_and_tony

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It was hard to leave Otavalo, but it was time to find our next home in Mindo, Ecuador for 3 nights. Mindo is a small town of only 2,000 people or so, but it has a nice "tranquilo" pace and feel to it.  We arrived in the afternoon to our hostel, Las ...

Bienvenido a Mindo, Ecuadorian cloud forest, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Bienvenido a Mindo, Ecuadorian cloud forest

A travel blog entry by sa2014frda

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... difference with the other village we passed on the way. We did few tours as some cascades, the butterfly museum "mariposa de Mindo" (impressive but expensive), the chocolate tour at "El Quetzal" (very good brownie). Every Saturday, there is some open drum ...

Mork & Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Mork & Mindo

A travel blog entry by jsunmiller

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... the breath taking views, species, and available fruits & veggies,,, it seems as tho neither words nor pictures can fully define Ecuador....This latest trip was about 2 hours north & west of Quito to the town of Mindo....A tourist destination, yes, ...

Mindo es lindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Mindo es lindo

A travel blog entry by bastanjaecuador

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... ons versgeperst sap drinken van vruchten die we zelf hebben uitgekozen. Deze avond speelt het nationaal elftal van  Ecuador tegen Uruguay dus heel Mindo is geel gekleurd. Alle restaurants en bars met een tv puilen uit van de voetbalfans en vanuit ...

Mindo es Lindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Mindo es Lindo

A travel blog entry by jled

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After a lovely two weeks with Josh's family and amazing adventures in two of Ecuador’s most diverse landscapes, we set off for Mindo. Only a few hours outside of Quito it was the perfect place for us to get back into the swing of things – a ...

The Cloud Forest, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

The Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by chris.roberts

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... I dug 16!! We have also seen all kinds of wildlife - all kinds of birds, and a tarantula!Today, we all took a bus into Mindo - a local tourist town. Here we found a really nice hostel to stay in as well as places to get amazing food. There are lost of ...

En la Reserva, Gualea, Ecuador travel blog

En la Reserva

A travel blog entry by bastanjaecuador

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Eenmaal terug in het Reservaat leek het als of we nooit weg waren geweest. Nicole was voor twee weken naar Peru om vogels te ringen die migreren tussen Brazilië en Noord-Afrika, en het station is volledig in handen van Wilo. Gedurende de week heeft Wilo ...

Day 11: Going Coco, Down in Cloudy Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Day 11: Going Coco, Down in Cloudy Mindo

A travel blog entry by gregros

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... . It was interesting to see how this small factory operated, making around 600 chocolate bars a month that are on sale in Ecuador and Michigan. We then had a light lunch in the restaurant, choosing a salad which came with a chocolate vinaigrette. We ...

Feliz Navidad!, Gualea, Ecuador travel blog

Feliz Navidad!

A travel blog entry by bastanjaecuador

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Raar… Dat is het woord dat ik zou willen gebruiken om kerst in Ecuador te omschrijven. Terwijl ik dit schrijf is het dinsdag 24 december, de dag van kerstavond. Het is 32 graden buiten en de zon schijnt al de hele dag. We lopen rond in een korte ...

Cloud forest, shopping and an active volcano, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Cloud forest, shopping and an active volcano

A travel blog entry by james_and_anna

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... a go and raved about it, though afraid to say I satisfied myself with appreciating the cloud forest from ground level! Otherwise Mindo is mainly a destination for dedicated twitchers who get up at 5am to seek out the region's exotic birdlife. Needless to ...

Yo estoy investigando los pájaros, Gualea, Ecuador travel blog

Yo estoy investigando los pájaros

A travel blog entry by bastanjaecuador

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Deze keer een blogpost over het onderzoek dat ik hier doe. Misschien wel leuk om daar iets over te lezen. Ik heb geprobeerd het begrijpelijk en niet te complex te houden en ik ben benieuwd of het gelukt is. Mocht iets niet duidelijk zijn (En dan bedoel ...

Supermen and Mariposes (Butterflies) !!!, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Supermen and Mariposes (Butterflies) !!!

A travel blog entry by ciaradoonerush

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... phones - he walked past the window! T.I.E. (no not theatre in education or this is africa) but what we decided was fitting - This Is Ecuador! So after some food and a good catch up and all that and a beer or two we were much more settled in! When Kaylea ...

Mindo- The Cloud Forest, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Mindo- The Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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Up in the Cloud Forest- Mindo, Ecuador.  This gorgeous little town lies north of Quito and is the destination for backpackers and bird watchers.  This morning I flew across the forest canopy on 13 zip lines!  I hiked for 7 hours- bird ...

mindo, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

mindo

A travel blog entry by pinkasey

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Today we got up and looked for tourist information. since there were no other tourists in town we decided to go on a trip by ourselves- big mistake! the locals told us about a group of waterfalls (in spanish, so we didnt understand anything). everyone ...

Cloud Forest, Mindo, Ecuador travel blog

Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by chrisandlindy

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Mindo After running into the two Frenchies at the Magic Bean in Quito, we decided to go to Mindo in the  Cloud Forest. We had a recommendation to stay at Cabana Bambu, which turned out to be a great little place, with hammocks and ...

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