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  • Vamos a la finca!Hola chicos! Life is beautiful here. Last week I took the overnight bus to Canoa, and have loved every moment since. Canoa is a tiny surfer town in central Ecuador, comprised solely of hostels, restaurants, bakeries, corner stores, and homes for Posted by milaina14 in Ecuador 2013 | Feb 8, 2013
  • The last week in Cuenca begins...Monday it rained on us for the first time in our travels. We didn’t get too wet since we only had to make the ten-minute walk home from school. It has rained before – several times during our Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Feb 6, 2013
  • Past few days...So this is going to be fairly/completely an informal post, more just a list of things that have happened over the past few days. At this point I am completely TOTALLY hating now my Spanish teacher who literally hates me...she Posted by sophhear in Viva the pirate child | Feb 6, 2013
  • Saraguro Despite the fact that Kristen and I left the house only yesterday...it feels like I have been to another country and back...in other words we are outrageously exhausted and thankful to be back here in Cuenca. We awoke late, a Posted by sophhear in Viva the pirate child | Feb 3, 2013
  • ¡Cuy!We took the plunge today. We have now entered the ranks of those who eat small, cute, furry mammals. Our house-host María suggested Tres Estrellas (Three Stars) as the best restaurant nearby to get cuy, and made reservations Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Feb 3, 2013
  • Parcoloma (an indigenous small town)At 9am outside our door we met the guide and driver and made the 40 minute drive to Parcoloma, a small village of indigenous peoples. History books mention that the Spanish conquerors in Peru and Ecuador encountered the Incan Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Feb 3, 2013
  • The best restaurant in Cuenca!Fri. Feb 1 This evening we went to Tiesto’s Restaurant - the place rated #1 out of 115 restaurants in Cuenca (on tripadvisor.com). When we first sat down the server brought bread plus eight small bowls of “dipping sauces” of Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Feb 1, 2013
  • Not quite the beginning...but better late than never So thanks to Robert and Sharon, our 60 year old adoptive house-mates/parents/guardians/fellow EEUUdians Kristen and I decided to get our act together and start a blog on travellerspoint. We have already been in Ecuador since the 17 of January so Posted by sophhear in Viva the pirate child | Jan 30, 2013
  • EcuadorUber Ecuador haben wir vieles gelesen und dachten dass wir mal fur euch ne kleine Zusammenfassung machen.... viel spass :) Ecuador ist ein kleines Land aber dafür reich in Natur und Kultur. Hier verehrt man die „Pacha Mama“ und der Scharmane Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 19, 2013
  • GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR We cruised miles into the Guayas River Delta and then took a bus another half hour into Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and principal seaport. We received a four-leg Posted by Swenigale in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? | Jan 30, 2013
  • A fairly typical day....María Dolores, our host “mom,” cooked us another wonderful (midday) dinner today. First course was soup with a rich chicken broth, potatoes and add-our-own rice, soft-cheese, and mote (the large corn kernels). The main course was chicken and Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 30, 2013
  • OtavaloWir kommen irgendwie nicht mehr hinterher mit dem bloggen. Man nimmt sich immer vor "heute abend werde ich mich brav vor den computer setzen und die ereignisse der letzten 2 wochen hoch laden" aber dann kommt immer was dazwischen, manchmal Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 18, 2013
  • Otavalo Hahnenkampf ist in Ecuador ne grosse sache. Jenden samstag abend kommen die manner mit ihren gockeln. Bis zu 250$ kann ein kampf wert sein. Hier in Otavalo wurde extra eine Arena fur die kampfe Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 18, 2013
  • MANTA, ECUADOR We are in Manta, so near the equator! This major port along Ecuador's central coast calls itself the Tuna Capital of the World. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint Posted by Swenigale in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? | Jan 29, 2013
  • QuitoJa, wir sind da in Quito, Ecvadors hauptstadt. Wir haben uns in new town in einem netten hostel das nach einem zuhause riecht niedergelassen. als erstes gehen wir ein kafe trinken und bekommen fast ein europa schock:P preise und aussehen Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 18, 2013
  • Last days in QuitoAs all my turista friends leave Quito, I feel it´s time for me to move on too. This morning I confirmed everything with the Rio Muchacho organic farm, and I start my placement there on Domingo (Sunday). Head to www.riomuchacho.com Posted by milaina14 in Ecuador 2013 | Jan 28, 2013
  • SaquisiliWir stehen fruh auf, um 02:15 um den bus um 03:00 nach Saquisili zu nehmen. Eigentlich hatten wir bis jetzt die erfahrung gemacht dass busse immer punktlich abfahren und es gur ist 15 bia 20 minuten vor abfahrt da zu Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 17, 2013
  • Craft Villages TourToday we took a six hour tour with three other Americans, driver, and tour guide. Most of the time we were in the van, which was too much sitting but gave us a good chance to see the lovely Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 28, 2013
  • Cajas National ParkWe chose Mio Tours to provide us with a guide to take us to Cajas National Park, just outside Cuenca. The guide, Efrain, is 43 years old, is from Cuenca, but lived in New York City as an Electrical Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 26, 2013
  • Cuenca City TourYesterday’s morning errands were successful. We finally found tissues! We bought new notebooks for our classes: $2.20 for two notebooks and a plastic folder – it is fun to shop for school supplies ☺. Guess how much Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 25, 2013
  • Quilotoa Loop Wir sind fruh aufgestanden, haben Frustuck gegessen, tschuss gesagt, haben uns den Rucksack angeschnallt und sind los gewandert. Wir haben in dem Haus vorne links mir dem Ziegeldach gehaust.... Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 17, 2013
  • quilitoa Nach ein paar Stunden Busfahrt waren wir in dem kleienen Dorf Quilotoa und mal wieder fast 4000 Meter uber dem Meeresspiegel. Als wir aus dem Bus gestiegen sind kam uns ein kleiner Junge, der vi Posted by cobblestone in Cobblestone | Jan 16, 2013
  • First Full Day in CuencaWe walked around town for two hours this morning to get a few items such as a SIM card for the old phone we brought, slippers for Robert, tissues and ATM machines. We were successful in every endeavor except Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 23, 2013
  • Quito to CuencaIt felt wonderful to be well-rested. Breakfast was fabulous: omelet, fresh fruit, rolls, jam, coffee, and hot chocolate. We talked with the other guest at the B&B, a woman from Denver who works with a church organization Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 23, 2013
  • From Tacoma to QuitoHere is a suggestion for your future travel plans: Avoid arriving in a foreign land after 24 hours of travel on three planes. Unless, as was the case for us, it is with free frequent flyer tickets—that made Posted by camner in Latin America 2013 | Jan 22, 2013
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