Travel Blogs from Ecuador

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Superwoman, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Superwoman

A travel blog entry by janda

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Who can burn faster than anyone else? I can!! Man this equatorial sun is strong! I stood out in the sun for like 5 minutes and was burning. The kids figure I'll be the first to burn up in a volcano too! We had a nice day wandering the streets of ...

Please mourn the loss of Sara's iPod, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Please mourn the loss of Sara's iPod

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... sure that Steve has a bit coming about this, but I need to preface this story by saying the bus system in Ecuador is downright nuts.  We started off as the only ones on the bus at the bus terminal, but after countless ...

Getting better, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Getting better

A travel blog entry by janda

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... Anyone out there who likes to get away to a warm climate but is not necessarily a lie on the beach type - I highly recommend Ecuador. There are so many different things to do in such a small country (and cheaply I might add). Hopefully there will soon ...

Nerves of steel?, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Nerves of steel?

A travel blog entry by janda

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... morning and flew from Quito to Galapagos. The plane stopped in Guayaquil. On the plane was the Vice President of the Republinc of Ecuador ?yes flying on our plane- an equivalent of flying Air Canada Tango. This made us very nervous. See a previous entry ...

Hello Ecuador!, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Hello Ecuador!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... We left Peru a couple of days ago on the bus. We heard lots of horror stories about the border crossing from Peru to Ecuador, but actually we had aboslutely no trouble at all. Apart from the grumpy immigration officer doing his best to stamp my passport ...

Gorgeous Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Gorgeous Galapagos

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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We have uploaded a lot of pictures and put stories with them so hopefully you will get the idea of what we did and saw in the Galapagos... It was absolutely amazing and we had so much fun with the rest of our group and our guide, CheChe. The food on the ...

Banos and Rainy Day Reflections, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos and Rainy Day Reflections

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... thirties. There're lots of Australians and Canadians too. There are almost no Americans. Everyone speaks English, except the French. Ecuador is a pretty primitive land. One hundred kilometres of travel might take two hours or it might take two days - ...

Escuela Espanol, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Escuela Espanol

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... bus down to the town Attacames (in Esmereldas province) and he was one of the completely out of his mind variety. I still think Ecuador has some of the worst bus drivers in this part of the world, they are mental. They drive at insane and dangerous ...

A brief trip into Ecuador., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A brief trip into Ecuador.

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After several weeks in Colombia I crossed into Ecuador for a few days 'holiday' from Colombia. I spent my first night in Ottavalo and found a great place to stay at the Hostal Santa Fe. The rooms had just been refurbished and were lovely and I also had ...

Swimming with pink dolphins, Reserva Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Swimming with pink dolphins

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... we can improve our Spanish over the following days in Cotopaxi.   **We received such good service from Paul at Carpedm we though we'd include his contact details if anyone is travelling to Ecuador and the Galapagos: paul@carpedm.ca ...

I have been robbed..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

I have been robbed...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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...of my nail scissors, or maybe I just forgot them on the Galapagos cruise or something. A pair of nail scissors, that's the only thing I have lost or gotten stolen off me after more than a year in Latin America. Not bad if you ask me. To be honest, I ...

Cali (Colombia) to Quito (Ecuador), Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Cali (Colombia) to Quito (Ecuador)

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... kind of church we had seen like that and it was impressive and worth the hour side trip. We crossed the border into Ecuador and continued onto Otavalo in the countryside. We noticed straight away how many more tourists there are in Ecuador than Colombia ...

On the road to Columbia via Otavalo!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

On the road to Columbia via Otavalo!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... out of Ecuador and into Columbia and guesses range from 11/2 hours to 10 days! The traffic jam is horrificly long but we eventually leave Ecuador and get stamped out and cross a bridge into Columbia. As Dave and I are security we wait by the truck while ...

South of the Equator, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

South of the Equator

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Five and half hours after crossing the border into Ecuador, I arrived in the capital city of Quito. At 2850 meters(about 9400 feet) in elevation, this is the second highest capital city in the world. I checked into one of the zillion hostels mentioned in ...

Exotic Animals, Rikishi and 2 mentions of Whores, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Exotic Animals, Rikishi and 2 mentions of Whores

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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STEVE SAYS... I´m cheap. Anyone who knows me, knows this. For those who don´t, let me expand: 1) I´ve been dating Sara for 6 years and the most expensive gift (birthday, Christmas, just-because) she´s ever received from me was 2 seasons of ...

Colombia bound..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Colombia bound...

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... amazing city. Plans always change of course but we´re looking at about a month there at the moment, before coming back through Ecuador for a couple weeks and FINALLY on to Peru and the rest of the original itinerary. I´ve truly had an amazing time ...

Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Guayaquil

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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Wait! I think I have forgotten something, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

Wait! I think I have forgotten something

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up to a pleasant morning of glorious sunshine which was a lovely change after yesterday's rainy start. We had managed to book a ferry yesterday to the Island of Isabela, the largest Island in the Galapagos archipelago, the ferry cost $25. After a ...

Oil Barons and Memories of Ice Cream, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Oil Barons and Memories of Ice Cream

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... for myself how long these people live. Then maybe in the morning, I'll take a spin down the San Pedro highway. Of Note: Vilcabamba is in southern Ecuador, about 50 km from the Peruvian border. Check out our happy hillside escape at ...

The Green Party, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

The Green Party

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde Emeralds, olive, pea, evergreens and bottle greens, the viridity only comparable to the landscape in Jurassic Park. Bleary eyed, we trundled off the overnight, border crossing bus and were embraced by the lush neon slopes of Vilcabamba. The ...

Changing country....., Puerto Ayuora, Galapogos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Changing country.....

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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The airport at Baltra, in the Galapagos is very small, and once the tourists have been bused to their expensive tours, we were left with the locals to be first bused to a ferry where we saw, pelicans and seals and then onto a bus terminal just outside ...

More volcanoes and views, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

More volcanoes and views

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get up early (mainly due to noise. Beeping should be made illegal in this country between 11 pm and 7am I reckon there would be a revolution!) and get a bus to Ambato. This ride is also amazing as we go north of the volcano and see it from another ...

A long old journey into Equador....., Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

A long old journey into Equador.....

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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An overnight bus journey, two cab rides with I know you^re ripping us off, but yourê so cheap and I´m so tired we don,t care.Then another bus trip we arrived at a huge bus station in the middle of nowhere, so another cab ride to a nice little hotel ...

Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Steve Irwin´s death has received considerable coverage here in Ecuador... what a significant loss to Australia´s tourism industry and Australia in general. I can just imagine the sadness being witnessed there. On arrival in Banos, as soon as we walked ...

Making it to the amazing Galapagos Islands!!!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Making it to the amazing Galapagos Islands!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We got up at 5am trying hard not to wake everyone while packing our stuff, before getting the hostel guy to call us a cab. When the cab came it was less if a cab and more of a friend with a car, which worried us slightly but we arrived safely at the ...

Happy 4th of July... again, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Happy 4th of July... again

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Since visiting the center of the planet, I have explored more around Quito, went to a local soccer game at the stadium, an indigenous market in Otovalo, and completed another week of spanish school. They have rules in spanish that don't exist in english ...

Afro-Latin Beat, Atacames, Ecuador travel blog

Afro-Latin Beat

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... in mid-week, and only for a couple of days, it would surely be a nice quiet place to relax. The northern coast of Ecuador has a high proportion of people of African origin, and the first thing we noticed as we arrived in Atacames was the "beat". The ...

On Tour, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

On Tour

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I´m starting to recuperate from what was a very hectic 3 days of travel from Marakesh to Quito. I´m very dehydrated, so drinking heaps of water and gatorade but have very dry skin. Quito is a beautiful town, 2850km above sea level and full of rich ...

The Last of His Kind, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

The Last of His Kind

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 326 Temperature : Weather : Sunny with Rainy Showers A very short blog today. We went to the Charles Darwin Centre to visit Solitary George and the giant tortoises. After yet another start at 5.30am for the sunrise we once again ...

Completing the Northern South America Loop, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Completing the Northern South America Loop

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Had a fantastic parillada (lots of meat basically!) last night in a great little restaurant in latacunga called El Copihue Rogjo on Calle Quito y Tarqui. Great value too! Went to bed very full but tired. Some very kind tourists bundled in the ...

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