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Gallery: Biking and visiting friends in Cuenca, Eucador

ECUADOR | Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Biking Fernandez, The Biosfera Reserva, in the SOUTH

PERU | Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Espinas? what espinas!
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biking through Reserva de Biosfera del Noroeste

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Views [756] | Comments [1]

An awesome bike trip.  My transport picked me and my bike up at my lodging and carried us out into the little pueblo of Pampas de Hospital.  I have no idea about the hospoital part as it was difficult to even find the badly need pharmacy.  YES,YES I crashed.... Read more >

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Life in Mancora Beach

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Views [2356] | Comments [1]

Mancora during it´s high season is filled with surfers and surfer want-a-bees (Oct - Feb).  The rest of the year the town is deserted of vacationers.  The general atmopshere like most of the coast of South Americal is slow, layed back and the locals ... Read more >

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Biking in and around Chachapoyas Peru

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Views [3732]

Chachapoyas is a small village in the northern highlands of Peru.  Chachapoyas means "people of the clouds" in the ancient language.  Some of the people still dress in the traditional form.  Colorful layered skirts and blouses for the women ... Read more >

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Gallery: Reserva Biosfera del Tumbes

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

biking in the Reserva del Tumbes
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Gallery: Mancora Beach, Peru

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Playa Mancora
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Gallery: Chachapoyas, Peru

PERU | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

biking in and around Chachapoyas
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From Huaraz to nowhere and back

PERU | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Views [2496] | Comments [1]

An incredible mountain biking trip to the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. WHAT A TRIP. I was invited to go on an exploration mountain bike trip with a friend of a friend who owns a mountain bike agency. Using horse trails and ancient Inca trails, ... Read more >


Gallery: Huaraz, mountain biking

PERU | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

Huaraz to nowhere and back
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Tena, Ecuador. The Selva

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Views [3291] | Comments [3]

Tena is in the mid-southern part of Ecuador. It is known as the doorway to the “selva”, jungle. I spent two days in the Selva. My lodge was an amazingly modern. They use eco-water system for toilets and gray water. Tubes connecting to a nearby river ... Read more >


Weekend in Mindo

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [845]

Mindo is a river town just a mere hour from the volcano and 2 hours north of Quito.  Mindo is one of those destinations that the bus does not drop you off in the town.  You either walk the 7km or have luck with a private truck coming by.  I happened ... Read more >


Trip to Baños

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [908]

Baños is south of Quito.  I had a week of vacation off from school.  What a strange place to find in Ecuador.  Baños is full of bright colors, the clothes, the signs, the painted walls of the buildings.  Many of the shops and restaurants are owned by ... Read more >


Weekend Trip to Otavalo

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [715]

During the weekends I hike the one hour out of the volcano and hop a bus to somewhere.  Otavalo is north of Quito.  I got intouch with a guy I met on the bus when I first came to Ecuador from Peru.  We spent alot of time together as the ride was supposed ... Read more >


Living and Teaching English Inside the Volcano

PERU | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [788]

My first week was quite an adjustment.  No phone or internet, but the silence was what I really needed.  Every day as I walked the half mile to the school I was greeted by the morning traffic.  Cows, horses, pigs, dogs, chickens and of course my students.... Read more >


Horse Backriding in Pululahua Reserva/Volcano

PERU | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [701]

A waiting my Galapogos trip, I decided to take a 2 day horseriding tour.  My tour agent sent me to Pululahua.  My tour was out of a ranch that is owned by a German woman, Astrid.  she has owned her ranch inside Pululahua for about 11 years.  She told ... Read more >


The Galapagos with Sarah

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [529] | Comments [1]

The Galapagos were awesome.  A place I think everyone who enjoys the outdoors should go.  If you don't like the outdoors, rent a nice video.  My long term friend Sarah and I had a great trip ( minus the bits that the tour company screwed up).  Our guides ... Read more >


Biking Down Cotopaxi Volcano, elevation 5897 m

PERU | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [1260]

Since I was a single looking for a bike tour, I joined in with a group of really nice New Yorkers that are a part of an outdoors club.  During the long ride from Quito to Cotopaxi they filed me in on what was happening in the States.  It was nice to ... Read more >


Trujillo, Peru

PERU | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [5085]

Out of all the towns I have visited in Peru, I think that Trujillo has the best plaza.  The city is one of the biggest in Peru.  There are warnings about the crime.  I did have my wallet stollen.  I still have not figure out just how they did it, but ... Read more >


Gallery: Mindo, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

North to Mindo
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