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  • How Not to Intimidate a Cow We decided yesterday morning to stay another night in Baños because it is so great and there is lots to do. After another delicious breakfast at Casa de Verde we went into town for some supplies then took a taxi Posted by EricaJY in Adventure Americas | May 4, 2013
  • Cascadas EscapadesWhat a great day! La Casa de Verde (Green House) is an awesome eco-lodge right next to the river in Baños. Our room is fantastic - 270 degree views of the mountains surrounding Baños and the river. It has a Posted by EricaJY in Adventure Americas | May 3, 2013
  • Equators, Craters and the Never Ending BusBreakfast was fruit, rolls, eggs and insanely delicious berry jam with fresh berry juice. The staff laugh encouragingly (we assume) when Cal has been ordering cafe con leche which is nice. We met Tristram, a public servant from Canberra at breakfast Posted by EricaJY in Adventure Americas | May 3, 2013
  • Getting high on Callum's birthday in Quito¡Hola Quito! Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the second highest capital in the world. It is a long, skinny city (50km by 8km) in a valley and has beautiful architecture with lots of plazas, churches and monuments. We Posted by EricaJY in Adventure Americas | May 3, 2013
  • Quito/Rio and the Galápagos IslandsThis blog starts with the sad news that Marilyn had to return to Australia from Iguazu on the 10th as her Mother was seriously ill. Fortunately, Marilyn was able to get home before her Mum passed away, but is Posted by jackyandgraham in South Am | Apr 23, 2013
  • QuitoQuito is another stunning mountain city in Ecuador. At 9350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world. Centro Histórico in Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in Posted by ceastburn in Sunny and Cricket's Terruffic Adventure | Apr 21, 2013
  • Beautiful BanosJac and I left for Banos on Saturday 13th for 2 nights and 3 days. We didn't know much about Banos before we went, other than it was up in the mountains and the place we were staying at, Posted by jackyandgraham in South Am | Apr 16, 2013
  • Realities of TravelShortly after the last blog ended, the stomach cramps began. It is not a topic to dwell on, but suffice it to say we had a long journey that was strenuous for both the driver and passenger. We Posted by ceastburn in Sunny and Cricket's Terruffic Adventure | Apr 15, 2013
  • Galapogas Islands - Where the Wildlife Gets in the Way:)After leaving La Selva in the morning, a 20 minute canoe, 20 minute walk, and a 2 hour motorised canoe, we found ourselves in Coca. Flight to Quito and we were collected at the airport and did some guided sight-seeing Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 14, 2013
  • The Fellowship is brokenIguazu was where Jac and I, Marilyn and Vicki parted company, if only briefly. Jac and I were in Quito and Banos in Ecuador for 5 days, while M and V had plans for Rio, meeting up again in Quito Posted by jackyandgraham in South Am | Apr 14, 2013
  • Avoiding boy germs in Puerto Lopez After 6 weeks teaching kids at a school in Ecuador, it was me who learnt the most. I discovered kids who grow up without x-boxes and computers are just as happy as kids who do. I learnt the importance of Posted by elyshahickey in Wanderlysh | Apr 14, 2013
  • Holy cowSo much has happened since I last posted, I can't imagine where to begin. I'll try to sum it up. Josh and Kate were amazing people to be around, and I will absolutely visit them at their new farm in France Posted by milaina14 in Ecuador 2013 | Apr 14, 2013
  • Goodbye La SelvaWe have left La Selva and the Amazon and are waiting for our flight to Quito and on to Galapagos Islands the following day. La Selva was a great lodge in a great spot with some good people. We think Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 10, 2013
  • Piranhas, Sloths and then Two CansFor several hours during and after dinner on our first night in the rainforest, we could see lightning flashes every 15 - 20 seconds across the sky. It wasn't until we were hitting the sack that thunder accompanied the flashes, Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 8, 2013
  • La Selva Lodge - Amazon RainforestToday's adventure started with a 9:00 collection and drop off at Quito airport, for an 11:30 plane to Coca. Some amazing scenery on the way to the airport but our driver was focused on getting us to the airport, not Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 7, 2013
  • Quito, finallyAfter the delays we can safely say that Quito was worth the wait. The scenery flying in was amazing with massive mountains soaring above the clouds and sheer cliffs dropping away just as quickly as they had risen. The drive Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 6, 2013
  • Cuenca, EcuadorOne thing that we have come to realize on our “endless summer” of traveling is that we both prefer mountain air to heat and humidity. We met some folks who had moved from California to Cuenca and they suggested we Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Apr 5, 2013
  • Santa Cruz, GalapagosSanta Cruz is the most inhabited island of the Galapagos, so our initial thought was that it would be the least desirable. However, it turns out that there is a ton of fun activities to do, so much that we Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Apr 5, 2013
  • Isabela, GalapagosIsabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands, yet it is hardly inhabited. The main city is Puerto Villamil where we stayed with a family in their pension. We were there when the island’s founding celebration was happening Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Apr 5, 2013
  • Five Flipping FlightsOur first day of the trip and its fair to say it was a big one. Drama started the night before we left with a recorded message left on our home phone stating that our flight from Sydney to Santiago Posted by mljjs in Ando's Andes & Incas | Apr 5, 2013
  • EcuadorTime has been flying, hard! It’s time for my last 2,5 weeks of traveling already and for my last country, I have a local guide. My cousin Inti has lived in Ecuador for about 7 years and knows the places Posted by tombroekaert in Tom in South-America | Apr 3, 2013
  • Galapagos FollowupAs all of you noted, there were few entries about the Galapagos - there was a simple answer - the internet was spotty at best, and it was a struggle on board to get even simple email! I apologize Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Apr 3, 2013
  • Through the forest and into the mountains After the chaos of a big city like Quito, arriving in the tiny town of Mindo felt like falling into the Garden Eden. The air is crisp, butterflies accompany you down the street, hummingbirds lull you to sleep and the Posted by elyshahickey in Wanderlysh | Apr 1, 2013
  • Adaptation completedSo it happened! Finally! =) No more complaints about Ecuadorian slowness and imprecision. Instead of that pure joy and..happiness! I would not believe, that this will happen once. Example: Sitting in the same internet cafe as always, I am so happy Posted by Ef in Tranquilo, we are in Ecuador | Mar 31, 2013
  • San Cristobal, GalapagosArmed with only a machete and half of a fence post hole digger we combed the highlands of San Cristobal in search of invasive blackberries (‘mora’ in Spanish). The battle between native plants and blackberries is easily being won Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Mar 31, 2013
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