Travel Blogs from Ecuador

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Banos, Latacunga and Laguna Quilotoa, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos, Latacunga and Laguna Quilotoa

A travel blog entry by chriskate


In the week between leaving the Galapagos and starting our project we decided to head south of Quito by Bus. Our destination was the spa town of Banos, four hours later we arrive in a chilled out little town surrounded by mountains and an active ...

Galapagos - sailing on the little red Encantada, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - sailing on the little red Encantada

A travel blog entry by freyal


... deck chairs etc like we saw on many of the other boats!   Our time was over all to fast and we flew back to the mainland and have another night in Guayaquil before we head off in the morning to southern Ecuador and a place called ...

A dignified city, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

A dignified city

A travel blog entry by nancydeb


... typical items of everyday  life for Ecuador's different ethnic groups. The most interesting was of the Shuar from Southern Amazon Ecuador, who prepared human shrunken heads as part of a ritual to restore the natural order after a murder. There was no ...

When a Train Isn't a Train, Riobamba, Ecuador travel blog

When a Train Isn't a Train

A travel blog entry by southernxposure


... in a bus, but it was interesting nonetheless. We stopped beside the highway at one point to see the first Catholic church in Ecuador, a tiny and simple stone building. The tour guides got out and herded us all across the road with stop signs so we ...

Meh-day! Meh-day!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Meh-day! Meh-day!

A travel blog entry by steve_julie


As is not usual, our schedule for tomfoolery is undermining our schedule for blogifying.  So, once again, this blog is coming to you from the future of itself. BUT, because we are writing from the future, we already know what happens after this blog ...

Difficile d'y croire, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Difficile d'y croire

A travel blog entry by bonheur


Nous y sommes finalement. Sur les traces de Darwin. Un visionnaire qui a parfois eu l'air d'un hurluberlu. Mais après sa visite dans les Galapagos en 1835, il est arrivé à démontrer que les espèces avaient évolué ...

Cacao, Tena, Ecuador travel blog


A travel blog entry by fia_andreen


Many farmers grow cacao fruit in this area. Apparently Ecuador has a reputation for fine cacao beans and the farmer gets about a US dollar a kilo. The fruit is yellow or orange and grows on trees similar to an old apple tree. The cacao beans are ...

Last full day!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Last full day!

A travel blog entry by hansieryder


Our last full day! We were on Bartoleme today. We went for an early but roasting hot walk up to the top of the volcano. We could look down into an old crater in the sea, and across the Mars-like landscape. Then we did maybe the best snorkelling of the ...

The Galapagos Voyage Part 1, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

The Galapagos Voyage Part 1

A travel blog entry by atullgupta


Saturday 9th May - Saturday 16th May The second big event of our South American tour was upon us - the Galapagos. Angela and I had been to see the Darwin exhibition at London's Natural History Museum a few months back, and had marvelled at his ...

Back in town., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Back in town.

A travel blog entry by peterdebelgica

... nationale TV in gesprek met mijn makker Valencia . Mensen belden me op om te vragen of ik echt terug was in Ecuador . Fijne binnenkomer en bijzonder fijne mens, den Antonio. Ik heb intussen mijn eerste rondreis achter de rug. Klaarblijkelijk zal mijn ...

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