Ecuador

Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances?

If you have walked the Camino Frances and dream of a repeat, it is certainly a viable option to walk Frances again. Why it is the best of the Caminos is explained at Why Frances Is The Best Camino. That said, if you are feeling a desire for something different, there are 17 alternative Caminos …

Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances? Read More »

The Galapagos Seymour Island

Last morning on The Galapagos. A beautiful sunrise viewed from top of our boat, San Jacinto. Then a walk on Seymour Island with scores of birds including blue footed Boobies and mating Frigate Birds with the males exhibiting their desires via their blown up red sacks. And of course just before boarding our Zodiac for …

The Galapagos Seymour Island Read More »

The Amazon Jungle; Preparing and cooking yucca bread

After a hearty breakfast we canoed 2 hours down river to Puente Bolivar to visit the village and experience a bit of jungle life. First a yucca bread making experience. Everything was done by hand, including; We pulled some yucca from the garden. Removed the outer shell with our hands. 2. Grated the yucca. 3. …

The Amazon Jungle; Preparing and cooking yucca bread Read More »

Baños, Ecuador

Walking in the mountains above Baños. Returning to town we visited the hot springs. Alternating between the hot, very hot, and cold pools. Perfect after a long walk. Just like Japan. Then a visit to the market for fresh smoothies. First a spinach, carrot, avocado for rejuvenation. Second, a mango, banana, avocado just because it’s …

Baños, Ecuador Read More »

Quilotoa Loop Trek-Day 4 Quiotoa Crater Walk

Departed for the crater walk at 8:30. This was a fairly tough walk as there were almost no flat spots on the circular trail following the ridge around the Lake. Even some scrambling in parts. Fortunately the hardest part was early walking counter clockwise as we ascended up to the peak of the crater at …

Quilotoa Loop Trek-Day 4 Quiotoa Crater Walk Read More »

Quilotoa Loop Trek-Chugchilan to Quilotoa Crater

We departed the Black Sheep Inn about 8 and descended  a few hundred meters down to the Rio Sigue. We had two options before reaching the river and took what we thought was the shorter path but found out later we had taken the “extreme” route to Quilotoa. 1,000 meter / 3,300 feet rise to …

Quilotoa Loop Trek-Chugchilan to Quilotoa Crater Read More »

Quilotoa Loop Trek Days 2-5; Stuck in Isinlivi at Llullu (baby) Llama Inn

These long stays don’t happen too often on our long walks. But it’s a bit of paradise here and why not stay a few days. Llulu Lama is one of the finest Eco-Lodge experiences I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. There are numerous mountain day walks. Breakfast and dinner are included and excellent as well …

Quilotoa Loop Trek Days 2-5; Stuck in Isinlivi at Llullu (baby) Llama Inn Read More »

Quilotoa Loop Trek: Day 1 Sighos to Isinlivi

 January, 2022. We departed Hostel Cafe Tiana in Latacunga in time to catch the 8AM bus to Sighos. About 2 hours later, in Sighos, we started the walk 11K walk, 600 meter ascent to Isinlivi. Sighos seemed like a nice small town nestled in the mountains surrounded by lush green hills and valleys. The main …

Quilotoa Loop Trek: Day 1 Sighos to Isinlivi Read More »