Fitting in: Gringolandia in Ecuador
Intimate exchange, Cuenca. Can we fit in?

Fitting in: Gringolandia in Ecuador

We came to Cuenca mainly to study Spanish for a few weeks. After four and half months of non-stop touring and activity, during which we learned scattered bits of Spanish, we thought we should try…

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In pursuit of Darwin’s Galapagos
Flying booby

In pursuit of Darwin’s Galapagos

Barren landscape to thick brush and scrub. Hardened rivers of lava to black beaches. Rookeries and islets a few meters across to 100 kilometer long islands. Unique, plentiful and varying species of animals. We suspect…

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Breathless: Awestruck by normal in Ecuador
Under Chimborazo

Breathless: Awestruck by normal in Ecuador

Across Ecuador, a visitor can wander and explore a remarkable, ever-changing terrain. It was crafted over the eons by volcanic action, the continuing movement of the Andean tectonic plates as well as the remaining 90…

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Into the Amazonian Jungle
Squirrel monkey mama with baby

Into the Amazonian Jungle

In the Amazon jungle of Ecuador, far from the border town of Coca and hours down the Napo River, we did several safari walks. We were based at a lodge (La Selva Ecolodge) on a…

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