Travel Blogs from Ecuador

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Breaking a world record (we reckon!), Chachapoyas to Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Breaking a world record (we reckon!)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... you read correctly and yes it was voluntary). Left our hotel and walked down to the main square. Were on our long journey to Ecuador. We reckoned it should take 2 days but had read of people taking 3, 4 or 5 depending on transport connections and if ...

Riding the Devils Nose!, Alausi, Ecuador travel blog

Riding the Devils Nose!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... The whole station/train and track is brand new, the government have invested millions in updating the tracks and signals throughout Ecuador to improve safety and encourage more tourists to come. We have read many blogs of tourists that came before all ...

Boobies and more Boobies, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies and more Boobies

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Everyone loves Boobies.  There are lots of Boobies here - Blue Footed, Red Footed and maybe other Boobies - I stopped paying attention when it came to Boobies.  I like seals and cactuses and crabs.    I don't care about turtles or ...

Volcano Views and Bones in our Soup, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Volcano Views and Bones in our Soup

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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We made it to Ecuador! Monday was long, but no problems. We left Kzoo at 8:25 in the morning and after stops in Detroit and Houston, arrived in Quito at around 10:20 that night. We managed to pack light enough not to have to check anything (but had to ...

Off to see a Penguin!!!!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Off to see a Penguin!!!!

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... tomorrow from Quito - really cold here at 10,000 feet altitude(wearing my down jacket as I write this!) , to Guayaquil (middle of Ecuador)then on to the Galapagos Islands -  obviously sea level.  Yesterday we flew from Manta - sea level to ...

Just some things that have come to mind recently., Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Just some things that have come to mind recently.

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... and wondering if he will end up in Ecuador or not. I have to say that although I do wonder if he´ll make it to Ecuador or not, I have more interest in the situation of Nelson Mandela. It´s easy to keep abreast of any big news stories here -  I ...

Snakes, exotic plants and a stunning city view, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Snakes, exotic plants and a stunning city view

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... leaving there, we carried on within the park to the Vivarium, which holds several types of reptile and amphibian, all native to Ecuador. We saw an anaconda, some boas, an extremely venomous coral snake, a tree snake, two baby caimen, a green tree frog, ...

Alternative Transportation, Insiliví, Chugchilan and Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Alternative Transportation

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... was - maybe we expected too much. But you have to give them credit for doing what they are doing in the middle of remote Ecuador... The day after we arrived at The Black Sheep Inn, we decided to let someone/something else do the work for us, and went ...

Squealing pigs to bits of rope!, Saquisli, Ecuador travel blog

Squealing pigs to bits of rope!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... then walk up the animal market further out of town. 95% of the markets here (which are apparently the most economically important in Ecuador) are for locals and not tourists, unlike Otavalo (although we liked that a lot too but our fave is still Bac Ha ...

4 months in..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

4 months in...

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: Well, we are now over four months into our trip - only eight more months to go! It seems so much longer than four months when I think of all of the things we have done and places we have been/seen so far. On the other hand, it does not really ...

CORRECTION: Probably the best bus journey in the.., Guaranda, Ecuador travel blog

CORRECTION: Probably the best bus journey in the..

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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world! (bloomin stupid restrictions on length of titles!) After a non-Chinese breakfast we walk up to the bus terminal to get a bus to Guaranda - our next stop. Read the newspaper headlines and the exit polls were right Correa and Noboa are through to ...

Dave's here!, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Dave's here!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Dave arrived late yesterday afternoon. He's here with me in Ecuador for three weeks of holiday... tomorrow we head off to the Galápagos Islands and once we return from there on Friday, we carry on to Cuenca, Baños and finally Quito. In Quito we're going ...

A world like no other!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

A world like no other!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... and these individuals are very well versed on the Galapagos. In our discussions with various folks this is the job to have in Ecuador. These guides are well paid, well tipped and live a very good life by Ecadorian standards. Our guide was Juan Carlos ...

Australians, My first mistake, and Cuicocha, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Australians, My first mistake, and Cuicocha

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... (the leather market). It was already 3pm, which is pretty late considering the sun sets around 6:15pm here. Due to Ecuador's proximity to the equator, the sunset here only fluctuates about 10-15minutes and there is no need for daylight savings time. ...

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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The alarm went off at 06:30, I slept better than the lady with the noise of fighting and muggings outside and the rave downstairs we hadn't slept that well and we really do need a good nights sleep anyway today we are a little bit excited because we are ...

What the frig? No frisky Frigates, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador travel blog

What the frig? No frisky Frigates

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up bleary eyed vowing not to drink the sugar cane spirit again, we had to get up as we had agreed with yesterdays guide that if he fancied another trip to Kicker Rock today and had other interested we could contribute but on a significantly ...

A Big Step to the South, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

A Big Step to the South

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... going to the market and cooking our own food for a few days. We are currently in the process of working our way to the deep south of Ecuador (small town of Vilcabamba) after which we are heading to Peru. We should be there by middle of the ...

Isabela Island (Abermarle), Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

Isabela Island (Abermarle)

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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For breakfast we boiled the rest of the special sausages we´d had some of the night before (we didn´t have any oil or a grill, so couldn´t fry or grill them) and we had half of them - I made sausage sandwiches with the other half for us to have later ...

Ecuadorian rodeo, Salitre, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuadorian rodeo

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... about Ecuador for most people are the Galapagos Islands, the rainforest, Quito and the Andes. Something people don't tend to associate with Ecuador is the rodeo, yet this is the reason why I went to Salitre today, a backwater town in Guayas Province. I ...

Getting high in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Getting high in Quito

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... safe store and after discovering the 1 for 1 book exchange (at last) we swapped 4 of our huge novels for including others the Ecuador and Galapagos Lonely Planet – that was a good swap.  We even managed to get one for Mexico where we fly home ...

A Near Death Experience and the Return of Esteban, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A Near Death Experience and the Return of Esteban

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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...  cost $16 US and came with a side of potatoes and avocadoes in a delicious cream sauce. Pretty expensive sure, but In Ecuador, guinea pig or ¨cuy¨ is considered a delicacy. And to be safe, I ate it at a classy restaurant to make sure ...

Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Quito

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... 's crypt or catacomb. On one wall of the corridor there was painted written information about the different indigenous tribes of Ecuador and their beliefs and mythology; on the opposite wall were examples of their different crafts (masks, pottery figures, ...

Ola, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Ola

A travel blog entry by janda

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... is much cheaper here. .70 US an hour.In Panama city it was $2.50 an hour. We haven´t decided what to do here in Ecuador other than the Spanish classes and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Anyone have any input? It sure was nice to be home over the ...

Spanish School Dropout!!!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Spanish School Dropout!!!

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Cuenca is lovely. We arrived to learn that the next week was Carnival.  Carnival, like the famous one in Rio, is celebrated in most Catholic countries and represents the few days before Lent starts.  You party hard and fatten up before not ...

And so it begins..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

And so it begins...

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... Garden today after they were full yesterday, a very cool little hostel in town with an incredible rooftop patio overlooking the old city. Ecuador is going to be very cheap and give the budget a nice soft start (just finished a massive two course meal with ...

around quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

around quito

A travel blog entry by bred

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I spent my first full day in Quito walking around the Old Town part of the city and going to the Basilica here. We learned how to salsa (sort of) on the roof of the hostel last night. I walked around the city with Karen, who is from Atlanta and is ...

Back to the start ..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Back to the start ...

A travel blog entry by helene

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... my knees on the kerb to get away from a yappy dog. Not one of my finest moments. - inadvertently asking a waiter in Ecuador for a well-known sexual position when I meant to ask for seafood pasta. - knocking a small boy over with my rucksack then ...

Riding the roof of the train!, Riobamba to Sibambe return!, Ecuador travel blog

Riding the roof of the train!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get up early to potentially get 8am train (fortunately not 7am at the moment!) We go up to the roof terrace here and the weather is relatively clear and we get a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. We go to buy our train ...

Historic, bohemian Guápulo district, Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Historic, bohemian Guápulo district, Quito

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Wednesday 23rd July   Originally I'd planned to go back to Quito as early as I could, to give me more time to go to places I wanted to see before I left for good, but I ended up not leaving Mindo until 1.30pm because before that I had an interview ...

Saying goodbye in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Saying goodbye in Quito

A travel blog entry by idarich

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On the afternoon of Sunday 18 December, we returned again to Casa Helbling in Quito after our four-day stay in the jungle. Time to pack and prepare for goodbyes! The boys went down to the supermarket and bought some stuff for another barbeque at the ...

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