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Montañita, my love

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [557]

I'm here and it is beautiful! Okay, so not sunny as I was praying for (in winter it's just overcast all the time), but it's perfectly warm and it's such a nice teeny town! The tourist sector is it's own little corner of the town, just very compact ... Read more >

Tags: on the road


Kirsten on a horse?

Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Views [526] | Comments [1]

¡Dios mio! Today at 9 o'clock, me, 2 Germans, a Dutch girl, a Belgian girl and two fine Ecuadorian guides departed the hostel for 7 hours of horseback riding. Considering that none of us ride but the Belgian girl, it was quite the adventure through ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors


Vilcabamba!

Saturday, 2 Jun 2007 | Views [1261] | Comments [1]

Ooh I went to my first salsa club, La Mesa, in Cuenca! It was so exciting! Okay, so I can't dance salsa...but one of the waiters who works at the hostel we were staying at came (followed by the other two when the restaurant closed at 12) and we sort ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation


Devil's Nose? I think not.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | Views [463] | Comments [2]

Whew! That was an interesting couple of days! So I left on May 26th (after a night of drinking and exploring with the Swedish girls) for Riobamba, only to realize when I got off the bus...I don't know where I'm going. So of course, immediately I located ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Turning around

Saturday, 26 May 2007 | Views [1097] | Comments [1]

So after my last post, I went back to the hostal and knocked on the neighboring backpackers' room door to introduce myself, and well we are all surprised to find out that I had met them only days earlier at Crossroads in Quito! What are the chances?! ... Read more >

Tags: people


Bit of a fright, to say the least

Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [965] | Comments [1]

I had the scariest hour and a half of my life today. First, I felt very very proud of myself- I had gotten a cab to the bus station, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the station is very simply laid out and within 10 minutes, I had my ticket ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures


Chevere!

Sunday, 13 May 2007 | Views [675] | Comments [4]

So for the next two or three days I'm staying with an Ecuadorian-American girl, Christine, who's currently living here going to med school. I met her on the very wonderful Couchsurfing.com and she's offered me a place to stay for my first few days here ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel


Touching down

Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [410]

Hooray, I had made it to LA for my 5-hour layover! The moment of joy was quickly shot down as I realized the task that lay ahead; finding anything. I asked seven different employees, receiving seven different (or nondescript) replies. Eventually, a ... Read more >

Tags: on the road


A little poem

Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [493]

a horizon of lilacs and roses is blurred past sight and the flaming sun reflects off the airplane's wing painting it hot I'll never let go of these moments, suspended above long and lush California thin streams of cloud are no longer white objects ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel

 

 

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