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Church of the Bandidos

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Remember how great it was getting up every Sunday morning to get ready for church? Yeah, me neither. Me and my brother would make up every kind of excuse not to go…”Dad’s not going”, “I have to go on a…
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Plaza de Ponchos

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The oldest market in Ecuador and one of the biggest in South America is in the Plaza de Ponchos, Otavalo. This is the square in the center of the market, which overflows into neighboring streets in every direction and takes…
The superbowl party at our house in Cuenca. (Clockwise from center left: Melanie & Justin,

Travels in Southern Ecuador with Friends

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After returning to Cuenca we met up with our friends Melanie and Justin (FB page: “Lost in the Americas”) where we shared an apartment with them for a week. We’re both headed to Peru so we have decided to travel…
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The End of Vacation

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Rice. Beans.Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans. Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans…..Fried Chicken….Beer…. It’s two months into our trip and this diet has been on repeat for weeks. For anyone that’s travelled in Latin America, you may know what it feels like to…
We did a day trip to Puyo (in the jungle) by bus where we visited a monkey reserve and learned a little about medicinal plants

Monkeys, Vicuñas and Snow-covered Volcanoes

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We spent another four days near Baños, staying with Sue and Marc at their campground about 20 minutes down the valley from town. Their place, Pequeña Paraiso, is set in a cloud forest with lots of birds. Marc is, among…
Wev'e been trying to figure out the difference between llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. So far we've decided that vicuñas are smaller and less scruffy looking than their cousins.  Their long slender neck is an easy way to identify them.

Volcanoes and Waterfalls in Ecuador

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We left Salinas and drove across a high plateau toward Parque Nacional Chimborazo. In what was becoming a pattern, we were supposed to be staring straight at the Chimborazo volcano for the whole drive, but all we saw was fog,…
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Exploring the central highlands of Ecuador

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After sending Henry and Kathy back to the Land of Good Beer (aka the good ole’ US of A) we had two weeks before our apartment rental expired. We enjoyed spending time with Rick and Leticia, our friends from California.…
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On the way to Ecuador

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< ?xml version=”1.0″?>A week before Christmas we have recovered from our upset stomach and drive from Huanchaco further North. On our way are the archeological excavations from Sipan. The grave-find in 1987 was one of the most spectacular finding…
Tumbas Reales Museum von Sipan in Lambayaque

Auf dem Weg nach Ecuador

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Eine Woche vor Weihnachten haben wir unsere Magenprobleme auskuriert und fahren von Huanchaco aus weiter gen Norden. Die Straße ist endlos und links und rechts ist nichts als trostloseWüste.Auf unserem Weg liegen noch die Ausgrabungsstätten von Sipan. Der…
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Quito

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Deixamos Rio Verde no dia 07/01/15 pela Ruta de las Cascadas a caminho de Quito, a capital do Equador. Ainda dormimos uma noite em Tena pois apesar das distâncias não serem tão grandes, a estrada serpenteia por vales e montanhas,…
Pin your disappointments on these guys, add a little gasoline, and watch it all go up in flames.

Burning Away the Evils of 2014

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Each New Year’s eve, Ecuadorians get a stuffed doll and pin all of the bad stuff that happened in the previous year to the doll and then light it on fire. The idea is that you’re getting rid of all…
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A Avenida dos Vulcões

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No dia 02/01/15 saímos de San Antonio para seguir sentido Sul pela Avenida de los Volcanes, nome dado pelo cientista Alexander Von Humboldt ao vale interandino do Ecuador que se extende por mais de 300 km de comprimento e 50…
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Christmas in Cuenca

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Thanks very much to all of our loyal followers! We hope you had a great Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year. Without further ado, here’s how we spent our Christmas in Ecuador.The big Christmas…
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Galapagos

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The Galapagos island are famous for its enormous biodiversity. Is it one of the place on earth with the highest level on endemism, for instance 97% of the reptiles are found nowhere else. Due to its remoteness most animals are…
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Puerto López

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No dia 26/12 deixamos Guayaquil e o conforto do Wyndham com destino à costa do Equador. Nossa parada foi em Puerto López a cerca de 200km de Guayaquil. Ao contrário da vizinha Montañita, que é considerada a Meca do surf…
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Feliz Natal | Merry X’mas | Feliz Navidad | Joyeux Noël

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Esse ano passamos o Natal de uma forma totalmente diferente, em uma festa do Hotel Wyndham em Guayaquil. Foi muito divertido, mas ao mesmo tempo difícil pois pela primeira vez passamos o Natal longe de nossas famílias e amigos. Nessa…
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Guayaquil

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Deixamos Cuenca no dia 22/12/14 em direção à Guayaquil, ou Santiago de Guayaquil, que é a maior cidade do Equador com cerca de dois milhões e trezentos mil habitantes. Por ser uma cidade grande, com bons hotéis, restaurantes e bares,…
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More Sparks in Ecuador

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We’re very excited to have Witt’s parents visiting us in Cuenca for the holidays. They made a heroic effort to get here: Montrose to Denver to Panama City to Guayaquil. After arriving there at midnight, they got a hotel in…
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Santa Ana de Los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca

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Hoje (21/12/14) pudemos passear por Santa Ana de Los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, ou simplesmente Cuenca. Como era domingo as ruas estavam super tranquilas e o ótimo tempo ajudou a fazer desse um dia muito agradável.   Iniciamos nosso passeio pelo…
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Bienvenido a Ecuador

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Depois de Piura seguimos no dia 18/12/14 para nossa última parada no Peru – Zorritos. Passamos a noite em um hotel a beira mar, mas o mais estranho é que não tivemos dificuldade para encontrar um quarto; praticamente todos os…
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Ecuadorean Beaches to the Salt Mines

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We ended out spending a few more days in Puerto Lopez.With beaches like this, why not?Unlike some of the more touristy towns along the coast, Puerto Lopez is still a working fishing village. That meant each morning we’d…
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Northern Ecuador

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Last night we went out to dinner in Mindo, a town in the cloud forest West of Quito, Ecuador. While we were waiting for our food, we noticed several things that would never happen in the US. We’re sort of…

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