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

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | Views [4074]

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!

ECUADOR | Saturday, 4 Jun 2011 | Views [2832]

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!

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Views [2289]

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!!

ECUADOR | Saturday, 28 May 2011 | Views [2645]

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!

ECUADOR | Sunday, 15 May 2011 | Views [2520]

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

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

ECUADOR | Sunday, 1 May 2011 | Views [1408]

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

Salsa capital of the world...Cali

COLOMBIA | Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | Views [2116] | Comments [1]

Cali is my last stop in Colombia before I head to the border and in to Ecuador...it was also due to be one of the craziest as it has the reputation of Salsa capital of the world.  I arrived late at night with a friendly welcome...nearly ending up in ... Read more >

Tags: bad food, border, cali, colombia, ecuador, quito, salsa

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