[I] first drove through Parque Nacional Cajas (or El Cajas National Park) on the bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca, however because it was in the early evening, I couldn’t see a thing. All I could tell, judging from the sharply colder air coming through my window, and the altimeter on my watch, was that we […]
[I] arrived in Montanita on a Saturday afternoon, the busiest day of the week in the little surf and hippie hangout on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The streets were filled with a mix of vacationing Ecuadorians, dreadlocked South American hippies, and surfers from around the world. My friend Kevin likened Montanita to a “backpacker vortex” because […]
[E]ating cuy was high on my to-do list in Ecuador, despite having a guinea pig named Patches as a pet when I was a kid. After all, having dogs as pets didn’t stop me from trying that meal in Cambodia. On the main street in Banos, there are two cuy restaurants adjacent the Mercado (market). These […]
A detailed packing list for the Galapagos Islands, including essential and optional items, whether you’re doing land based trips or a cruise.
Blue Footed Boobies are one of the many fascinating birds you’ll encounter on a visit to Espanola Island in the Galapagos.
The Eden Yacht had a mechanical problem the first day of my 8-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands.
A visit to the Mitad del Mundo, a monument erected to the Equator outside Quito.
Visiting the historic center of Quito, Ecuador which is one of the best preserved in all of Latin America.