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Travel Blogs from Vilcabamba
Ever get a funny feeling about a place that you can't quite put your finger on? Something a little off, a little .... peculiar? From the moment we got off the bus in Vilcabamba we were picking up on some pretty weird vibes, something a little odd we couldn't name, and it wasn't until the night that we left when we found out what it was. But more on that later.
After Cuenca we had just three days left in Ecuador, and we decided to spend them camping at ...
... the years, I was surprised at the quality of roads in this fairly remote part of Ecuador. Despite the rugged terrain and highly varying weather conditions, the roads were paved the entire way to Sigchos. I assumed that this region must be producing a lot of the food for the capital, which is only about 90 minutes away along the Pan-American Highway.
And so after a quick meal Terry and I began ...
...and what a show it will be!!
I came to the conclusion that it seems a little delusional to be writing on a travel blog when really we are set in this little Ecuadorian village for nearly three years and haven't done much travelling ever since!
I have then decided to ...
... an email to my family (three brothers) that I was coming, and proclaimed, that if they wanted to see me, then let me know where to be. They hail from Thousand Oaks and Las Vegas, Nevada, while I was to be in Orange County.
It all worked out. My eldest brother announced he’d be at his “beach house” for certain days and the rest of us scrambled to join together for 3 days. it had been 9 years since I had seen some of them.
It was incredible ...
... the vehicle window, I noticed the few inches between the 4X4 taxi and a straight fall. Juliette squeezed my hand and took deep breaths. Paulo raced up the mountain taking the turns very sharply. It was best to look ahead. The view was astounding! Lush mountains, deep valleys, clouds above and below us - a literal cloud forest. The dirt road extended nearly 7000 feet into the sky, twisting and turning, dipped and dived so abruptly that fear was ...
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