- 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
- Teleferico Pictures!I finally uploaded the photos I took when we went up the Teleferico in Quito. They are on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannahrj95/sets/72157631099995338/detail/
Posted by hannahrj in Connecticut Yankee in Ecuador's Capital | Aug 16, 2012
- Ecuador continuesThursday 9th August – Cuenca
I’ve described the cycle to cuenca in my last blog. Now I have the afternoon free to explore Cuenca. What a great little city. It’s the third-largest in Ecuador, but it’s got a lot more charm Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Aug 14, 2012
- Switchin' it UpSo Puerto Lopez still wasn’t making the cut and I had to bust outta there a bit early. By Thursday (exactly 8 days after arriving) I was about ready to pull my hair out I was so bored and had Posted by 3ifBySEA in Wandering, but not Lost | Aug 14, 2012
- Montañita....playa, surf, arte y la vida!
map of Montañita
Montañita in Ecuador, placed in the middle of the world….maracuyá, papaya...musica y playa…surf y arte, diving and amore….the first place at the sea I arrived and s Posted by ivaz in from home to where the wind blows me to | Jun 15, 2012
- ItineraryAug 18 (Saturday) - 3:05 pm departure on United to Houston on UA1062, connecting with UA1035 at 5:57 pm for Quito, Ecuador (EC). Arrive at 11:17 pm (same as TX time). Staying 18th and 19th at Mansion del Angel Posted by GregoryTatsch in Ecuador 2012 | Aug 11, 2012
- First week on the bike.Friday 3rd August
Cycling begins! This is what I came for. The equator is 27 km north of Quito and we rode there and back because the rest of our journey is SOUTH, to the end of South America. Today was Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Aug 9, 2012
- Galapagos Hotels - Losing out on Darwin's Natural Selection?"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin
[[http://www.divethegalapagos.com/index.php/iguana-crossing-galapagos-hotel.htm Posted by LuxuryRogue in Luxury Rogue | Mar 4, 2011
- Quito concludesTuesday 31st July
I’m at the Plaza International Hotel. It’s comfortable, but could do with a refurbish. I can’t imagine ‘international’ visitors returning. The big bonus is that there is WiFi and I’ve been able to get my blog up to Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Aug 3, 2012
- Out and About in QuitoAbout a week ago we went up one of the mountains surrounding Quito in a cable car. In Quito we are at a 10,000 foot elevation, the cable car took us about 4,000 feet higher, and we climbed about 1,000 Posted by hannahrj in Connecticut Yankee in Ecuador's Capital | Aug 3, 2012
- Exploring Quito and surrounds.Saturday 28th July
Today I climbed a mountain. Not just any mountain, but a 4696 m peak near Quito called Cumbre Rucu Pichincha. I met up with a student friend from the school called Aaron at 8:30 am and after a Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Aug 3, 2012
- Let's Get This Show on the Road!“Not all who wander are lost” is a quote Swhite really likes and it seems truly fitting for what I am doing on this trip to South America…ergo: the title of the blog. I will be moving around not so Posted by 3ifBySEA in Wandering, but not Lost | Aug 1, 2012
- Enjoying QuitoMonday 23rd July.
Today was my first day at Yanapuna Spanish School in Quito. It is only a 20 minute walk down the hill from the family I’m staying with. My host family are lovely. There is a grandmother, 4 daughters/sisters Posted by TheWandera in Malcolm's Andean Mountain Bike Adventure | Jul 30, 2012