Monthly Archives: Mar 2015

Quilotoa Loop

The crater lake of Laguna Quilotoa has to to be one of Ecuador’s most staggering spectacles. Bumping along the spectacular dirt roads of the Quilotoa Loop and hiking between Andean villages was an exhilarating experience. Transportation was tricky but the rewards … Continue reading

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Carnival – Ecuadorian style.

I had made a conscious decision to try and avoid Carnival in Ecuador, nothing could surely compare to the celebrations that would be taking place on the other side of the continent in Brazil? Both Brazil and Ecuador, along with … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden.

The Secret Garden, Near Cotopaxi, is an award winning eco-friendly mountain lodge nestled high in the Ecuadorian Andes. Situated less than two hours from Quito, in an isolated but beautiful location. It is overlooked by the snowcapped and downright amazing Volcán … Continue reading

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Baños.

Oh dear, what to say about Baños! I’d like to be positive and write a glowing review, sadly this is not possible. The only redeeming feature about Baños was bumping into Colin. I will let Lonely Planet describe Baños. I … Continue reading

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Cuenca – jewel of the south.

“Comparing the colonial beauty of Cuenca and Quito is a favorite pastime around here. In grandeur, Quito wins hands down. But Cuenca – that tidy jewel of the south – takes the cake when it comes to charm. Its narrow … Continue reading

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Border crossing – Peru to Ecuador.

From the depressing town of Chiclayo I took a day bus to to the (arguably) less depressing town of Piura (journey time 3 hours). Piura is a small transit town; adequate for an overnight stop, prior to the border crossing … Continue reading

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