The Tiny Town of Mindo

Trip Start Aug 22, 2012
Trip End Jun 16, 2013

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CasKaffeSu Mindo
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mindo, Mindo, Mindo…wow!

Mindo is a haven for birdwatchers. For us, it was a rest stop – some needed down time after 2.5 weeks going non-stop in addition to the craziness of Edmonton (Donna), work (Jim) and packing before we even started our trip!  Little did we know what was in store for us here.

We began our stay by checking into a hostel called Caskaffesu – an oasis with a garden, great coffee (finally), lovely music playing in the restaurant and the most welcoming hosts in Susan, Luis, their 3 dogs and all their staff.

We chilled out for a couple of days catching up on our blog writing, reading, and processing photographs.  We also did some hiking to the waterfalls including a hair-raising ride on a tram about 150 feet above the forest canopy. We awakened bright and early at 5:30 to go bird watching (saw between 30 and 40 different bird species in a 3-hour period).

Relaxing allowed us to connect with other travellers including a med student from Germany, a delightful American couple and their adult daughter and our Ecuadorian/American hosts.  We ate some delicious meals over beer and enlivening conversations.

After a few days hanging out in this area, we started thinking about what next.  It didn't take long to figure that out....see our next posting for the excitement that awaited us in the tiny town of Mindo.

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Peggy B on

You are giving us all sorts of ideas for Ecuador/Galapagos for another adventure, with both the photos and the notes. Thank you!! Inspiring!
Peggy and Scott

Sue Walker on

Tony and I just spent 45 minutes looking at your blog and Photos WOW WOW WOW simply spectacular Jim you give National Geographic photographers a run for their money. You most certainly need to submit these photos. We love sharing this awesome experience with you guys Thanks a Million xoxoxo

Cousin Larry on

Once again, really glad your keeping in touch. Fantasytic photos. I really think I'm going to do some watercolors based on these pictures. Wish we were there!

Terry on

Absolutely love your blog, photos, living vicariously. Maybe I will also do some painting... In th frozen north...almost October...Terry

Jane Hustins on

Love hearing from you two - a beautiful duet of words and photos. Keep it comin'.

donnajimtravels on

Loving your comments everyone! Keep them coming. Donna

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