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Gallery: la finca

Thursday, 16 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

the farm
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la finca, Never Never Land

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 | Views [8978] | Comments [11]

I have a novel to write about the week I just spent on the farm outside of Vilcabamba. I found it through WWOOF (worldwide organization of organic farms), and we decided to spend a week there. Vilcamba is in the south of Ecuador, 1 hour by airstream-... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Thursday, 2 Feb 2006 | Views [1446] | Comments [1]

Cuenca is beautiful. The most beautiful city in Ecuador, I would venture to say. Very well maintained colonial buildings, situated in an easy to walk downtown... the river seperates the old city from the newer section. Redtiled roofs, cobblestone streets.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: cuenca

Thursday, 2 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Riobamba

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

Riobamba, a nice place
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Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Views [2413]

Decided to spend the night in Riobamba after Baños, before heading to Cuenca. Nice town. Hot shower with free fruity shampoo. Lots of families, mostly indigenous folks. no gringos! Best Pizza I ate so far in Ecuador! I walked the whole town in a ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Views [985]

From Tena, we headed 4 hours (5 with the delay in the tunnel) to Baños, so named because of the natural hot springs in town... Everyone in Quito loves this town. It´s easy to see why. It´s very charming, colorful, and everyone is on vacation. Happy ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: banos

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

Banos, the town everyone loves to love
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Gallery: tena, la selva (the jungle)

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

magical and very wet
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out of QUito, into the jungle

Monday, 30 Jan 2006 | Views [2752] | Comments [2]

Well, this is the second attempt to compose this entry (first time the computer crashed before I was able to save), so it´s going to be abbreviated... --finally leave Tena, show up at the Terminal 7am, no joke 5 minutes later we are on a direct bus ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: around quito

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

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trying to leave Quito

Monday, 23 Jan 2006 | Views [1184] | Comments [1]

Well, we were going to leave Saturday, then Sunday... now we finally get our act together to leave this morning, and we are informed that the buses are on on strike. Less pollution on the roads for one day, hurray.... and we get yet another day of bumming ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [1501] | Comments [2]

Well after being back in Quito for a few days already, it´s already difficult to put into words the past week at sea, touring around the Galapagos with my dad, and his girlfriend Mary. It was such a visual and visceral experience that I will probably ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: Galapagos adventures

Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

a week in paradise
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spanish classes continue on the coast, new years week

Wednesday, 4 Jan 2006 | Views [1314] | Comments [3]

Still recuperating from new years week at the beach. I left last Sunday night, taking the all night, 8 hour bus ride from Quito to Guayaquil (the largest city in ecuador) with my spanish teacher, Annabell, and my friend Atiya (lives in Germany, but she ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: la playa.. ecudaor

Wednesday, 4 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

sand sand sand
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museo de guayasamin

Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Views [8642]

Oswaldo Guayasamin  is an ecuadorian painter born in 1919, an d since passed away a few years ago.  A hidden gem in Quito is his foundation which  was started by him and his children about 30 years ago.  as  you can see in the photos, his work is quite ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: museo de Guayasamin

Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery

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futbol mania

Friday, 23 Dec 2005 | Views [2419]

Last  night I went to the championship  game, the ecuador national   team  (red)  versus barcelona    (yellow). There are about 6 teams in the country from different regions. The Barcelona team is from the coast, and the national team is from all over, ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Gallery: soccer mania

Friday, 23 Dec 2005 | Photo Gallery

final game, ecuador national teams wins!
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