Travel Blogs from Ecuador

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All the time in the world,...not., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

All the time in the world,...not.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... left. Looks like we have to start being picky about our destinations soon. For example, there's still lots of places I wouldn't mind seeing in Ecuador, but I think we'll just have to skip them for now. I have been down in the Andes chain for more than six ...

Sum it up, Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Sum it up

A travel blog entry by janda

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So on our last morning we actually saw a marine turtle digging her nest. We also saw two flamingos. We went on one of our days in Purto Ayora to the Charles Darwin center and saw the huge land turtles, including lonesome George. Lonesome George is the ...

Feliz Navidad means too much rum!, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Feliz Navidad means too much rum!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... spectacular views. In the evening we said farewell to all our drinking buddies at Izhcayluma and headed to Loja. Caught the night bus to Piura, Peru, at about 10.30pm. After a fun Christmas in Ecuador it was time to hit the next country on our ...

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... as it is testing. But I had a week of freedom left so it was off to Baños .. the premium holiday resort for Ecuador (apparently more popular for Ecuadorians than Galapagos). Baños is in a stunning setting with huge hills on all sides and built on a ...

Galapagos islands, Galapagos islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos islands

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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The trip to the galapagos a few weeks ago was definitely one of the highlights of my whole year. I´ve been a bit slow in updating though because I flew back to meet Nick in Argentina and have been busy ever since, so I´m a bit sketchy on some of the ...

Quito - Our first stop in South America, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Quito - Our first stop in South America

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... , the only shop to stock them had no South America guidebooks (this is the US hub for South America) but fortunately had an Ecuador one, our next hope is to find an English language bookshop that sells travel guides in Quito... but by the time we had done ...

Puffer fish and 8,000 - 10,00-year-old skeletons, Santa Elena, Ecuador travel blog

Puffer fish and 8,000 - 10,00-year-old skeletons

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... were discovered buried together in an embrace. They belonged to the pre-ceramic Las Vegas culture, who existed on the coast of Ecuador (and especially in the Santa Elena peninsula) between 4600 and 8800 BC. The skeletons were found in the 1970s during a ...

Face Slapping Fun in the Amazon, Tena, Ecuador travel blog

Face Slapping Fun in the Amazon

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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We packed our tent for one last time and took what pictures we could of the momentous occasion before our camera got soaked by the rain. Packing away a saturated muddy tent is one of those things that you can't really be too precious about. You start off ...

Long bus rides and strange spa shenanigans, Vilcabamba, Ecuador travel blog

Long bus rides and strange spa shenanigans

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... the snow capped volcanic mountains, known as the "Avenue of the volcanoes". These people are mainly the indigenous peoples of Ecuador: the Andean Indians, and every so often I could just about make out a brightly dressed Indian woman wandering high in ...

Hablamos Espagnol muy bien a hora!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Hablamos Espagnol muy bien a hora!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... city. We went to the square behind us where there were loads of tvs and supporters watching it. Was a great match (Ecuador won 3-0 if you didnt know) and the atmosphere was fantastic as hundreds of people were watching and getting very emotional about ...

The Quilotoa Loop, Quilotoa, Ecuador travel blog

The Quilotoa Loop

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... farm, and except for the 3 irritating Americans who had arrived late, it was a really nice evening.  Ava and Peter had been in Ecuador for 5 weeks so we got some ideas from them as to what we might do over the next week on our way to Columbia, and ...

A big jump makes full circle., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A big jump makes full circle.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... the time, not planning to go to Mitad Del Mundo, and then the taxi driver mentioned the place... Okay, vamos! Overall I find Ecuador a bit funny in that sense. Some things like taxis are really expensive, while other things are quite cheap. They also use ...

Renegade air passengers and five stars for us, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Renegade air passengers and five stars for us

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Why are we blogging from Guayaquil I hear you ask when out last post stated we were leaving for Quito. Well, checking in at Caracas airport we were told there was a problemo with the flight and we´re not landing at quito but instead were off to ...

La Ciudad Vieja y Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

La Ciudad Vieja y Otavalo

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... for the entire 2 hour ride, and ended up talking with a man named Carlos Guerrero who is from Cotacachi (near Otavalo). He had never left Ecuador in his life, but has relatives in the US. I would guess him to be in his late 30's or early 40's. He was ...

Guayaquil with Mum, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Guayaquil with Mum

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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In the morning I was working but Mum went out and explored the cathedral and Iguana Square some shops nearby.   When I got back we had some lunch at the hotel and then we walked to the Malecón and went along that, passing through the botanic ...

learning spanish and avoiding dogs, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

learning spanish and avoiding dogs

A travel blog entry by helene

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... out the flat, and here I am starting my year away (if the money, or indeed I, last that long) at a language school in Quito, Ecuador (or Squito as I called it for the first few days but let's not go there). I'm staying with a family in the north of the ...

No Entiendo pero Puedo tener una cerveza?, Otovalo, Ecuador travel blog

No Entiendo pero Puedo tener una cerveza?

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Noticed a billboard in Quito advertising the city´s half marathon on the 19th of November. Entertained myself with the idea of training hard for the next three weeks and then having a go at getting a p.b. Balanced up the idea against the fact of having ...

Avacados, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Avacados

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hello everyone, Well we have arrived in Baños today. The bus ride was alright except we expressly asked if it was a direct and express bus from Quito to Baños. We were assured it was. Well it stopped everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE! To add insult to ...

Hiking and biking in Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Hiking and biking in Banos

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... Baños. Baños is a pretty spectacular town set in a valley high up in the Andes and next to the largest volcano in Ecuador, the Tungurahua. We were recommended a place to stay by Isa (from the cruise) which had its own swimming pool, jacuzzi and ...

Bowling, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Bowling

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Some of us went ten-pin bowling at San Marino shopping centre after work this evening; it was the leaving do of one of my colleagues, but I would have been really keen to go even if it hadn't because I love bowling and hadn't been bowling in any country ...

Birds, Birds,  Everywhere!, Genovesa Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Birds, Birds, Everywhere!

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Schedule Genovesa Island - Tower Prince Philip's Steps 08:00 Dinghy ride and dry landing at the jetty for a walk 11:00 Back on board Darwin Bay (white coral beach) 14:30 Wet landing on the beach for a walk on a rocky trail ...

Galapagos Day 2, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 2

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi, So on our first day we visited Santa Fe Island and were thrilled to see so many animals. Sea lions, frigate birds and blue footed boobies, Large Iguanas and small red throated lizards. We had hoped to snorkel here with the sea lions but there was ...

UFOs?, Quilotoa, Ecuador travel blog

UFOs?

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... , with old, dirty run-down buildings.  The weather was quite hot and humid as we were now in the sub-tropical region of Ecuador.  Carlos asked several locals about the "museum".  We weren't sure what to expect till we got to a very run down ...

Semana Santa Procesión (Holy Week Procession), Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa Procesión (Holy Week Procession)

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Since 94% of Ecuadorians are Catholic, Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is very important with many activities during the entire week from Palm Sunday to Easter.  The highlight of the week is the Good Friday Procession, in which seemingly thousands of ...

Week 6 in a mad corner of the world.., Galapagos 4, Ecuador travel blog

Week 6 in a mad corner of the world..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... must admit that with the lack of any sort of entertainment here even I was very excited by the thought of one of Ecuador's most famous groups. You can imagine our dissapointment then when 4 teenagers hopped onto the stage and began rapping in Spanish. ...

Easter Saturday - Cayambe, Cayambe, Ecuador travel blog

Easter Saturday - Cayambe

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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We were only in Cayambe for about twenty minutes because we were there to get a taxi to our next destination (which will be revealed in my next entry). We did however make sure to buy some biscochos, the town's speciality. These are very buttery biscuits ...

Teaching, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Teaching

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... an activity, and I love the 'lightbulb moment’. It's also interesting what the students tell me about themselves and Ecuador in general. There are a couple of things I found a bit strange at first, having monolingual/monocultural classes rather than ...

runaway train time, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

runaway train time

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Our visit to Rio B was to ride on the roof of a train. Friday morning and were watching Ecuador drift by, lying on the roof of a train, running along tracks that were built in 1903 and looked like they hadn´t been repaired since 1903. When the ...

Arrival back from Cuenca, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Arrival back from Cuenca

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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This is just a very short post to say that I arrived back OK from Cuenca. The journey was uneventful. I could have kicked myself once I arrived back at Guayaquil bus terminal, though - I threw away a carrier bag with rubbish in it, and realised only once ...

The Chapel of Man, then engagement ring success!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

The Chapel of Man, then engagement ring success!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... very interesting museum with lots of artifacts from the Amazon as well as a few archaeological ones from other areas of Ecuador. Highlights included two examples of shrunken heads, various stuffed wildlife (a sloth, an armadillo, a condor and smaller ...

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