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Trip: Ecuador, Peru, Galapagos & Cuba...

There are [7] stories from my trip: Ecuador, Peru, Galapagos & Cuba...

Otavalo Market...

ECUADOR | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Views [409]

A trip to Otavalo can offer much more than just the market itself.  The first stop on our tour, was a town called Calderon. This is located about 6 miles north of Quito and is most famous for its bread dough dolls. These dolls were originally created ... Read more >

Tags: ecuador, indigenous market, otavalo

Kapawi: Paving the way for Preservation!

ECUADOR | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Views [402]

The Ecuadorian rainforest represents just two percent of the whole basin, yet this is home to one-third of all the bird species in the entire Amazon region, and 10 percent of all the tree species on earth!... Click here to read the full article.

Tags: achuar, ecotourism, ecuador amazon, kapawi lodge


ECUADOR | Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | Views [464]

Visiting the Achuar community deep in the Amazon, is an unforgettable experience. We were invited by our Achuar guide Celestino to visit the community where he lived, we later discovered the house we went to was actually his brothers and the children ... Read more >

Tags: achuar, amazon, blow-gun, chicha, ecofriendly tourism, kapawi lodge

The Journey to Kapawi…

ECUADOR | Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | Views [597]

The trip to reach Kapawi begins in Quito at 6am. The journey takes you past many volcanoes and the guide explains some of the history associated with these along the way, Cotopaxi for us was unfortunatley covered in a cloud so this spectacle we missed.... Read more >

Tags: achuar, amazon, canoe ride, cessna, ecuadorian amazon, kapawi lodge, rainforest

Jungle Prep…

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [409]

On Friday I shall be embarking on a 4 day trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest! Where am I going exactly? Kapawi Lodge My destination: the Kapawi Ecolodge. This is located deep in the almost two million acres of the Achuar people’s ... Read more >

Tags: achuar tribe, amazon tours, ecuador, ecuadorian jungle, kapawi lodge, rainforest

Quito – The Colonial side…

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [474]

Plaza de Independencia  (the main square) is the perfect place to start a tour of historical Quito. Radiating from this core are assorted whitewashed buildings bordering narrow cobblestone  streets and lovely parks. The shop signs in the surrounding ... Read more >

Tags: basilica del voto nacional, ecuador, la compania de jesus, old town, plaza de independencia, quito

The Middle of the World?

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | Views [348]

There seems to be a constant debate on where the actual equator in Ecuador is located, the two popular tourist sites to date are: La Mitdad del Mundo (the middle of the world) and Inti-Nan (road of the sun)... Click to read the full article

Tags: ecuador, equator, inti-nan, la mitdad del mundo