- Quito and SurroundsFirst full day in Quito went out to explore the city and first went to the Plaza Grande o de La Independencia looking for the information centre, which was surprisingly lacking information, sold a lot of tourist stuff though, so Posted by Tony's Travels in The Rest of the Americas | Oct 20, 2012
My favourite bridge. This is how I want to commute in the morning!
Posted by auroratyas in Ecuador | Oct 19, 2012
- Step Three - EcuadorFinally arrived in Quito tonight checked into my small, slightly dodgy but cheap hotel in great area with locals working the corner across the road, doing some good business from what I see, I think they thought they hit Posted by Tony's Travels in The Rest of the Americas | Oct 17, 2012
- South American AdventureHola Amigos!
It's been just under 2 weeks since we headed off on our South American adventure and so far it hasn't disappointed!! There has been too much going on to cover in a short blog but we will do our Posted by Kazacko in South American Adventure | Oct 14, 2012
- Ecuador - MindoWe were on the road with a couple of other travellers and decided to head to the Mindo 'cloud forest' in northern Ecuador. As we drove in we felt the temperature climb, the air was filled with moisture and the Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Sep 21, 2012
- Things We Learnt on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos1. Spending large sums of money can feel good!
It was sweet sorrow leaving Isabela Island in the Galapagos. We had such an amazing time there. But it was with relief that we emptied our back pockets and paid for flights Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Oct 5, 2012
- Brodin and Daisy's Galapagos ReportsIt a different time of day and a different day in SOUTH AMERICA and New Zealand. I Don't think you know this but I do.
I went on a coffee tour today and it wad a cafe person that I Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Oct 5, 2012
- The Galapagos Islands AmazeThe Galapagos Islands are made up of many islands, with about 4 of them inhabited by Ecuadorians. The populations are small with the most people living on Santa Cruz. The main town, Puerta Ayora reminds me of Kaikoura in the Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Oct 2, 2012
- Galapagos Doesn't DisappointA couple of years ago, in my bid to convince Sean we should travel to South America with our kids, I bought him the BBC Galapagos Islands DVDs for his birthday. As a family we have watched thses DVDs many Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Sep 30, 2012
- Ecuador - OtavaloPaul's Brazil visa application was to take a few days in Quito so we decided to head two hours north to Otavalo, home to South America's largest market. We went on a Friday afternoon in readiness for the early Saturday Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Sep 18, 2012
- The Colour TurquoiseMy whole life I have wondered what would possess somebody to paint their house turquoise. When I see it, I merely assume there was a really good special on that colour paint and they were on a very strict budget. Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Sep 25, 2012
- Ecuador - QuitoWe have heard a number of unfriendly stories about Quito from other travellers, someone even told us it is a 'right of passage' to have your bag stolen or get mugged whilst staying here!
With our secret money belts in action Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Sep 13, 2012
- Ecuador From the AirFlying over Ecuador was incredibly interesting. As we approached Guayaquill, the largest city, which is on the coast, you can see a spaghetti bowl of rivers opening to the sea. They squirm all through the city and into Posted by Fletchers in Our Family Adventure to South America | Sep 23, 2012
- EcuadorPeter: What do you do back in England?
Me: I'm a Geography teacher
Peter: Oh that's good cos if you said you were a copper or worked for the
prison service Id have smacked ya.
He was joking but so went part Posted by carlswall in 2wyvernsonmychest | Aug 17, 2007
- Ecuador - Latacunga & QuilotoaIt is refreshing, in Ecuador, to reach a new place after a short 1 or 2 hour bus ride, compared with the massive distances covered in other South American countries, often on night buses. We arrived in Latacunga early afternoon, Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Sep 7, 2012
- My Birding ExperienceIn my last visit to Mindo in the south american country of Ecuador I went to the town of Mindo and looked for some information about birding around there and I found a birding guide not native of mindo but Posted by Bliko in My Birding Experience | Sep 18, 2012
- Ecuador - BañosArgentina has Bariloche, Chile has Pucon, Peru has Huaraz and Ecuador? Baños, famous for all things adventure. Rafting, hiking, biking, buggy riding, zip lining and bungy jumping...all set in a stunning valley, huge waterfalls and towered over by the 5016 Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Sep 4, 2012
- Ecuador - GuarandaOur bus trip to Guaranda climbed and climbed, until all vegetation disappeared, as our breathing got a little tough we knew we were getting pretty high up. Turns out we were cruising along at over 4,000m. Soon we were almost Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Aug 30, 2012
- Ecuador - Alausi & the Nariz del DiabloOur guidebook described the Nariz del Diablo, (The Devil's Nose) train ride as hair raising, a 500m descent in only a few kilometres, with 2 switchbacks on cliff edges. Tourists used to take the journey on cargo trains, hence they Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Aug 28, 2012
- Ecuador - CuencaFrom Loja another short bus ride and we arrived in Cuenca, a much larger city. Staying on the outscirts of the CBD we felt immediately at home in the great Hostel Alternative, which was spotlessly clean. We were there just Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Aug 27, 2012
- Ecuador - LojaLoja was an overnight stop-off on our way north, and being the first Ecudorian city we had seen, we were very impressed. Mercedes and VW's zipping through the spotless streets, and shops for everything you may need from hardware to Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Aug 24, 2012
- Ecuador - VilcabambaVilcabamba, set in the so called 'Valley of Longevity', where people live forever thanks to the ideal surroundings, climate, food and a stress free lifestyle. It's actually full of western hippies young and old, yoga and meditation camps. Still, the Posted by TheNomadWay.com in TheNomadWay.com | Aug 23, 2012
- Southern EcuadorOur last stops in Ecuador were in the south – the city of Cuenca and the town of Vilcabamba.
Cuenca is Ecuador’s third-largest city, and was the most organised place we have visited in South America. The cleanliness and abundance Posted by shaunmcm in Shaun and Anna, international | Aug 24, 2012
- Good-bye Ecuador.Ecuador concludes
14th August Loja – Catacocha 96kms / 2237m climbing
WOW! What a day! It was challenging, but I finally found my legs. They were stuck to my hips all along!
You can imagine the kilometres travelled, but to give you Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Aug 20, 2012
- Into The Jungle with M101I wrote updates through the week about my mission trip (M101) to the jungle. It was easier to take a few minutes out of the day than trying to remember what happened when during the week.
It's day three at Posted by hannahrj in Connecticut Yankee in Ecuador's Capital | Aug 16, 2012