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Ecuador Equator: Hummingbirds and Fiestas

Ecuador Equator: Hummingbirds and Fiestas

Quito’s not a bad place as far as capital cities go. We wouldn’t ordinarily choose to spend ten days there, but we’re on an admin-mission here. Missions accomplished, we head north towards Colombia, with a few detours hovering around the Ecuador Equator: a misplaced...
Q’eswachaka – Last Inca Bridge

Q’eswachaka – Last Inca Bridge

[[After the incredible Peruvian wedding in Cusco (and Machu Picchu of course), we headed south towards Arequipa – continuing with the classic “gringo trail” Cusco-Arequipa-Lima. Luckily, or thanks to having our own means of transport, we could stop...
Uruguay: Mercedes & Colonia

Uruguay: Mercedes & Colonia

[[I remember our first impressions when crossed the border. Somehow it reminded us home, although when I think about it, I can’t find the reason why. But the feeling was there.///Recuerdo nuestras primeras impresiones de Uruguay cuando cruzamos la frontera. De...
Ecuador Volcanos: Just a Puff of Smoke?

Ecuador Volcanos: Just a Puff of Smoke?

Ecuador has its fair share of volcanos and an even greater share of active ones. In our last blog, we saw Chimborazo and Tungurahua. Now we’re moving on to the hyperactive Volcán Reventador. On the way, we see some jungle critters, spot a rare bird, walk to some...
Closest to the Moon

Closest to the Moon

Physically speaking, we’re doing some ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ in Ecuador. We enter from Peru across miles and miles of banana low-land. Then we climb up-high. We get lots of cheese and chocolate, and spend a night closest to the moon. After that, we do a quick swing off a...
Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Crossing the Argentina-Bolivia border north of Humahuaca, as I read the night before on the internet, was meant to be a painful long process. So the next day we arrived prepared. In reality though, everything went rather smoothly and after finishing with the border...
13 Reasons We Loved Returning to Cuenca in Ecuador

13 Reasons We Loved Returning to Cuenca in Ecuador

Our first visit to Cuenca was in 2008. More recently we returned to the third city of Ecuador in June 2017. We had loved it the first time, and we loved returning for a second taste. We had to leave, after just a week, to make it to Pujilí in time for the Corpus...
Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Although this topic has been mentioned many times and probably read even more on the internet, we decided to put together this tip post about foreign vehicles & fuel in Bolivia. We spent in total the allowed 30 days in Bolivia and we had absolutely no problems...
Far-west with Whales

Far-west with Whales

The coastal route doesn’t showcase the best of north Peru for the tourist; much more excitement on the Andean route. Loads to see there. But we got that tick last year and boy, is it a sloooow way to go! So this time, after arriving in south Peru from Brazil, crossing...
Chimborazo

Chimborazo

6,263.47 m / 20,549.4 ft Der höchste Punkt Ecuadors. Der höchste Punkt in unmittelbarer Nähe des Äquators. Jetzt wird es also ernst. Alles vorher war nur Vorbereitung auf das was jetzt kommt. Kindergeburtstag quasi. Caro ist zurück in den Amazonas um noch ein paar...
Ecuador

Ecuador

  Ein SO diverses interessantes Land. Und dabei ist Ecuador so klein im Vergleich zu Kolumbien oder den noch kommenden südamerikanischen Ländern. Und dennoch wussten wir, dass wir wahrscheinlich wieder das Visum aufs Maximale ausreizen würden. Mit einem Viertel...
Giron

Giron

Giron is another colonial town listed on the national heritage list of Colombia. It was on my way with a planned overnight stop so might as well shot some frames. The colonial town centre is part of the big amalgam of Bucaramanga and its like a miniature colonial...
Granada in 5 days

Granada in 5 days

About a month ago we had some very good friends visit us from the states. Prior to coming out here they questioned whether 5 full days would be enough to see the sites around town. Elise and I felt confident that it would be a good first start to Granada, so they...
Barichara

Barichara

Barichara has the nickname of ‘the prettiest small town in Colombia’. Sure, it’s a great place to take some awesome photos. As for me, El Jardin of Antioquia still tops the chart. While not questioning the awesomeness of Barichara, somehow the...