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Baños, a spa to remember and the last stop before home!

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | Views [4026]

I arrived tired and looking forward to a good rest in the hostel I'd booked about a week before. Colin, my new Irish friend, and I walked to the place I was recommended and I asked to check in.  However, something was amiss, they didn't have my reservation ... Read more >

Tags: banos, ecuador, massage, spa

Quilotoa Loop - volcano in the sun!

Saturday, 4 Jun 2011 | Views [2794]

I jumped on a bus leaving Quito for Latacunga, the main point of departure for the Quilotoa Loop, straight away.  I was pretty excited about doing the loop as I´d heard lots of good things about it, and its one of the top things to do in Ecuador, ... Read more >

Tags: ecuador, isilivi, latacunga, quilotoa, quilotoa loop, volcano

Quito....the centre of the earth!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Views [2220]

The bus ride was pretty unexpected,the usual journey from Cañoa to Quito takes 10 hours... this one took 5 hours!  The driver was a maniac and drove like a loony, I was nearly throwing up withing 10 mins of the journey, the coach was flying off the ... Read more >

Tags: bus rides, centre of the earth, crazy bus rides, ecuador, mitad al mundo, quito

Farmer Carolyn...Rio Muchacho!!

Saturday, 28 May 2011 | Views [2608]

So I arrived in Cañoa in order to be picked up and taken to the farm with half an hour to spare...great timing on the buses and a crazy ride with copious amounts of coconut water to keep me company! There was time for a quick cerviche before heading ... Read more >

Tags: cañoa, ecuador, farm, rio muchacho, volunteer, volunteering

Motañita...learning spanish in a surf town!

Sunday, 15 May 2011 | Views [2479]

I arrived at about mid-day in Montañita, having taken a bus from Puerto Lopez, it only took an hour which was great, an unusually short journey for South America!  However on arrival I was still in search of a cab to take me to my final destination! ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, ecuador, montanita, partying, spanish, spanish school, sunset

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Puerto Lopez...small, smelly and a bit fishy

Sunday, 1 May 2011 | Views [1381]

Despite getting a bus straight away from Guayaquil we arrived to Puerto Lopez in the dark.  The journey was only about 3 hours although we were on one of my craziest bus rides yet. For example, there was a blind guy walking up and down the bus for ... Read more >

Tags: blue footed boobies, ecuador, electricity outage, fish, isla de la plata, puerto lopez, turtle

Galapagos...after the cruise

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | Views [1752] | Comments [1]

After the cruise we headed back to Purto Ayora, taking a private car instead of the bus, living it up again.  We negotiated with our driver to take us to see the Giant tortoises in the wild and to go to the lava tunnels in the highlands. The giant ... Read more >

Tags: galapagos islands, giant tortoise, lava tunnel, tortoises

The Galapagos islands...The Cruise

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | Views [2657] | Comments [2]

Welcome to Ecuador!! Arriving in Quito it was way too cold to stay for any length of time! So, we headed straight to the Galapagos islands!  We booked flights for the following day at 9.15am which was fantastic! I had been so cold for about 2 weeks ... Read more >

Tags: galagagps cruise, galapagos, galapagos islands, isabella, millenium cruise, quito, santa cruz



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