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Nariz del Diablo Train Ride, Riobamba, Ecuador travel blog

Nariz del Diablo Train Ride

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Nariz del Diablo ... or The Devil's Nose, is a 5 hour train ride from Riobamba to Alausi' and finally to the Devils Nose, a mountain that the train descends that is so steep, it is dubbed the world's most dangerous train ride. The train actually makes a ...

Lost in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Lost in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Like three lost children we wandered. Thom the Dutchman and I, laden with bags of groceries and Margaret, Thom´s wife, sauntering behind empty-handed with a vacant smile. We had taken a cab to a grocery store in suburban Cuenca, but had neglected to ...

Galapagos – Let Loose with the locals, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos – Let Loose with the locals

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up with a cock near my head, not for the first time on this trip, it was about 6:00 am local time and after half an hour trying to get back to sleep I gave up and started to do the blog. By 7:00 the Lady got up and I was offering to go and either ...

Lava Landscape, Santiago and Bartolomé Islands, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Lava Landscape

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Schedule: 06:15 Dinghy ride to look for penguins 07:00 Back on board for breakfast Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay: land surface  585 sq km, height 906m 08:00 Dry landing on the lava for a walk and snorkeling 10:45 Back ...

Shari is Sick & Chloe's Birthday, Espanola Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Shari is Sick & Chloe's Birthday

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Schedule: Espanola Island:  land surface 60 sq km, height 206m Punta Suarez 08:00 Dry landing at the jetty for a walk.  The terrain is rocky and uneven.  Always maintain a certain distance (2m) from sea lions especially since the ...

The Bathrooms, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

The Bathrooms

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I am in a town called Baños, which translates to "Bathrooms" in Spanish. However, the town is really named after the several hot spring baths near here that are powered by the local volcano Tungurahua. Tungurahua has dramatically affected the town. In ...

Fortunately, waiting isn't so bad, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Fortunately, waiting isn't so bad

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... thing. Unfortunately, however, I don't have much else to talk about. So here's a little update on the political situation in Ecuador and how it may affect travel plans. Unfortunately, (no were not starting that again) there is an oil workers strike or ...

Around Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Around Puerto Ayora

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 324 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Hot and sunny, rain in the afternoons Galapagos Day Two The alarm went off at 5am. Groan! Unfortunately you have to get up early if you want to see the sunrise. Mark, Kev and headed down to the ...

The Amazon Basin, The Amazon Basin, Ecuador travel blog

The Amazon Basin

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... bugs of all size and description. It was Paul who found the anaconda. He showed us five of the twelve species of monkeys in Ecuador - one of them no bigger than a Toronto squirrel. Paul showed us river dolphins and a two-metre caiman. The list went on ...

Surrounded by Sea Lions.., Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Surrounded by Sea Lions..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... police station smoking and chatting up teenage girls. They continued to do this, I noticed, last week even when the president of Ecuador was in the process of being ousted by congress and there were major riots in Quito! Stay tuned for the next ...

16 tonne turning circle and skulls under churches, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

16 tonne turning circle and skulls under churches

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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We drove like the wind to leave the Isla Ballestas behind us and made our way towards Lima. We got to the outskirts of Lima somewhere around 5.30 to 6pm, which truth be told, makes Juan and Sam (our drivers and leaders) a little nervous. Read on to find ...

La Cumbre o La Muerte in Cotopaxi, Cotopaxi, Ecuador travel blog

La Cumbre o La Muerte in Cotopaxi

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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We arrived in Latacunga at night. We headed to our hotel, Residencial Santiago, only to find that Latacunga is a ghost town at night. No, not a ghost town. I've been to ghost towns. Tombstone, AZ was a ghost town. Tombstone was much more inviting ...

Week 4 and teaching begins.., Galapagos 3, Ecuador travel blog

Week 4 and teaching begins..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... the locals..) There are 2 bars in the town; the main one is aptly named "Iguana Rock", though they don't play much else but Ecuador's version of pop and salsa. Gossip is rife on this island and people know what's going on in your life before you do. One ...

hiking on guagua pichincha, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

hiking on guagua pichincha

A travel blog entry by bred

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Hola. I´m still in Quito taking a rest day after two days in a row of climbing Guagua Pichincha, an active (but currently dormant) volcano to the west of the city. (Uploading pictures to Snapfish took way too long last time so I´m only uploading a ...

I'm in South America!, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

I'm in South America!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... ; Maybe i should just keep heading south on this leg and I will end up in Antartica???? Carolyn and I arrived in Guayaquil Ecuador mid-afternoon, took a taxi to a guesthouse I had written down but not reserved and got their last room.  Lucky lucky ...

Frank's Birthday, South Plaza Island,  Santa Fe Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Frank's Birthday

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Schedule: South Plaza Island 07:50 Emergency drill 08:15 Dry landing at the jetty for a walk.  You need: sports sandals, camera, sunscreen, water, binoculars 10:30 Back on board to sail for 2 hours Santa Fe Island 14:30 ...

Like No Place on Earth, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Like No Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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A couple weeks ago, I left Cuenca on the afternoon bus to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. From there, I planned to arrange a trip to the famous Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin formed his theory of evolution. Along the way, the bus had to stop at ...

Nearly ending up on a cruise.... by accident, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Nearly ending up on a cruise.... by accident

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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It was another early start for us this morning as the boat back to Santa Cruz from San Cristobal was scheduled for 7am, we had booked the tickets with the lady in the hostel and with our basic Spanish skills we hoped that we had managed to book the right ...

Marvelous Manta, Manta, Ecuador travel blog

Marvelous Manta

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... project on the go a few hours down the coast and Carolyn spent the day with them and some clients viewing that one.  Ecuador real estate is booming booming. I can see the value in buying now as the beaches are spectacular, clean and pristine.  ...

Fun and Games, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Fun and Games

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi All, Thanks for emailing me! It was nice to have a lot of news from home. Keep it coming! I am keeping up my end by writing here more often. So, today we were supposed to take a walk with our class up to the top of a mountain here in Quito that has ...

Blowholes and Birds and Birthdays, Espanola Island, Ecuador travel blog

Blowholes and Birds and Birthdays

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... the cold so no complaining from me. I was snorkelling in a long sleeve shirt because the sun is directly above - duhhhh - Ecuador - Equator! and my back would have fried because I liked to stay every minute possible in the water with these fabulous ...

Thrills, spills and steep uphills, Cotopaxi, Ecuador travel blog

Thrills, spills and steep uphills

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Cotopaxi is according to our sources the worlds highest active volcano that has erupted and is higher than the highest peak in western Europe (all unconfirmed, will Google this when I get a chance). So it seemed like a good place to spend a few days and ...

Slight mishap, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Slight mishap

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... like that. But no - of course it has to be my whole entire backpack......... I was merrily crossing the border between Peru and Ecuador when my big bag was stolen off the bus before I could really realise what was going on. I spent a few hopeful ...

Cuenca and its beautiful colonial architecture., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca and its beautiful colonial architecture.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Cuenca. We arrived by yet another great bus ride thanks to the scenery (seriously rivaling Nepal now) and took a taxi to our hostel. We got given a massive room with a double and 2 singles (not sure what they thought we were upto?) for a ...

All the boobies, baby, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

All the boobies, baby

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... he wasn't rustling up goodies in the kitchen, was either sleeping on the bow of the boat or ringing his family on mainland Ecuador. With the islands of Galapagos covering 50,000 sq km of ocean, we spent a few hours each day travelling between ...

Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Islands

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... . Ecuador, The Good, Bad and the Ugly The Good, There are some major Latin American highlights located here in Ecuador. A visit to the Equator, the Devil's Nose train ride, and the outstanding Galapagos Islands were our favourite three. The ...

Bruised Bacon, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Bruised Bacon

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... a night in the medium-sized city of Loja. The next morning we took a mini-bus (basically a conversion van, our first in Ecuador) to Vilcabamba. At first we thought it looked like a pretty easy trip, because there were only five passengers who got on at ...

Chillin´ with Mama and Papa Ruiz, Peguche/Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Chillin´ with Mama and Papa Ruiz

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... in Quito post-Carnaval, we left for Otavalo, located north of Quito. Otavalo is one of the most famous destinations in Ecuador - and all of South America really - due to its huge Saturday market. The indigenous communities in Otavalo and the surrounding ...

Will Work for Beer, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Will Work for Beer

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... . I think we´ve gotten over the 24/7 staff open bar at the hostel and will settle into a somewhat saner schedule - no promises though. I guess that is about that, hope everyone is well and appreciate the comments/e-mails! Talk soon, ...

The Streets of Quito, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

The Streets of Quito

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... The three sharks circled in confusion then sped off into the night. Where Does All the Small Change Go? No one in Ecuador can make change. Upscale shops, busy restaurants, street vendors - it doesn't matter. When you buy something you're expected ...

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