Category Archives: Ecuador

Isabela – Galapagos

We arrived on the sand filled streets of Puerto Villamil, on Isabela island,  after two ferry rides and a quick stop on the island of Santa Cruz.  This island had a total different vibe and look than the other islands. … Continue reading

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San Cristobal – Galapagos

If pictures are really worth a thousand words, this is going to be one of the longest posts ever.  Just a warning. It was no easy feat to get to the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos.  First, we … Continue reading

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Quito: Is it malaria?

While visiting the second highest capital city in the world, we quickly figured out why everyone was walking around a little slower than usual.  In Quito, it was easy to feel out of shape any time you had to walk uphill … Continue reading

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Otavalo: Markets, Condors, and Mountains

Otavalo definitely pulls in its fair share of tourists. It’s a main stop in Ecuador for its market, which supposedly has been running for hundreds of years. Everyday in Otavalo, vendors from the indigenous communities sell “handcrafted” goods in the … Continue reading

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Getting schooled in Otavalo

Although we didn’t reach Ecuador until the evening, we knew we had arrived when women (and a few men) began boarding the bus in beautiful indigenous dress. As we tried not to stare at the amazing outfits (and readjusted to … Continue reading

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