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Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

  To most, Uyuni is little more than a jumping off point to visit the area’s local attractions. A small town stretching only a few km’s in each direction from its centre, it offers a bustling market place, a few backpacker-focused restaurants with the...
Chordeleg

Chordeleg

My visit to Chordeleg was shorter than I imagined. Although the town has a nicely renovated historic center, it was somehow too much of a buy-buy. The whole center is shops, carrying whatever might catch a tourist off-guard and reach for the wallet. The main industry...
Sigsig

Sigsig

After San Bartolome I headed to Sigsig, also unplanned, just like that. I clicked with the small town quickly, its laid-back atmosphere and awesome colonial buildings, built of adobe bricks and wood combination. My kind of place to stroll around with a camera. A quick...
Guitar

Guitar

Just say guitar and I’ll be there. Actually, the truth is I had no idea that today I end up chatting with luthiers of Ecuador, more specifically the highland town of San Bartolome, about hour or so out from Cuenca. What catches me is how open and friendly these...
More Hat

More Hat

There is a smaller but conveniently more on the tourist trail Panama hat manufacturer in historic downtown Cuenca, which simply goes by the ‘Museo del Sombrero’. It’s not as extensive as Homero Ortega, but for those who have no will to drive out to...
7th wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

7th wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

[[Welcome in Bolivia! :) After several weeks we spent in the country’s capital Sucre (less known fact btw, most people think that the capital is La Paz), we moved to the country’s beating heart and the largest city in Bolivia – La Paz. There will be...
Hat

Hat

It’s hard to describe the history of Panama hat in one phrase. First and foremost it is strongly underlined the fact that Panama hat is not Panamanian, it is Ecuadorian and it is wrongly attributed to an entire different place. Originally called ‘paja toquilla...
Tumebamba

Tumebamba

Tumebamba was a former city state in the Inca empire, with high quality architecture and high importance. Well, we better believe the archaeologists and historians about it as very little proof is left to show that. Today the place is called Cuenca, a 700,000...
Food in Ecuador

Food in Ecuador

Food in Ecuador so far is the most affordable of all places I have been, even lower price than in Mexico. It seems that vegetarianism is not a huge thing generally speaking. Supermarkets are expensive but regular street markets are more than affordable. So far the...
Casa de Arbol

Casa de Arbol

Swing at the End of the World or Casa the Arbol is a popular outing for locals as well as tourists about 15 km driving up to the top of the mountain from Banos, at about 2,600 meters altitude. A taxi will charge $10 one way and took four of us plus the dog. The entry...
Banos

Banos

Banos is a very busy town, I would say brushing the tourist trap description. So let’s see, we have the medieval church in city centre, the crowd on the streets, tour companies/adventure tours about every 100 feet offering zip lines (called canopy around here),...
Carretera Austral, Chile

Carretera Austral, Chile

After grubbing up in the wilderness for three days we booted south to Puerto Varas for a much-needed shower and laundry stint.  We parked at the Compas Del Sur Hostel and took advantage of their hot showers, warm wood-fired indoor living space (couches!), and the...
Rio Verde

Rio Verde

Cool-down was badly sought after after a long time in Panama and Cuenca was quite a bit of cool-down. Maybe a bit too much, during the day the temperature is somewhere in the low 20’s but at night the mercury dips to 8-9 Celsius, which is not bad but after a month or...