After our last breakfast in Latacunga we walked across town to the bus station and boarded a bus to Quito. The capital of Ecuador is a huge city so following the bus ride we took a 45 minute cab ride to our Airbnb. We booked an apartment in Quito for 5 days which was theContinue reading “Quito and Cotopaxi”
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We left the jungle early Monday morning to take a van back to Baños so we could then get on another bus to Latacunga, our next stop. After a few hours of travel we arrived in a medium sized town and navigated our way to our AirBnB. Our hosts were an older couple who hadContinue reading “Latacunga”
Welcome to the Jungle
Our van from Baños picked us up from our hostel around 7 pm and took several hours to get to our destination in the jungle, Puyo Pongo. Technically, according to our hostel host, Puyo Pongo is secondary rainforest (compared to primary forest which is defined as untouched, and unaffected by humans), but it was prettyContinue reading “Welcome to the Jungle”
Donde esta el Baños?
Following our trip to Riobamba we grabbed another early bus and headed to Baños de Agua Santa (Baños for short), an awesome town surrounded by mountains, volcanoes, and waterfalls, with lots to do as far as adventure sports go. All four of us were absolutely wiped from mountain biking so we checked into our hostelContinue reading “Donde esta el Baños?”
We got up early in Alausi and arrived at the bus stop just barely in time to catch the 9 am to our next town, Riobamba. A few hours (more very windy roads) later we arrived and immediately headed for a coffee shop to hang out for a while before our AirBnB check in time.Continue reading “Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra-Riobamba!”
Say “Si!” to Alausi!
After leaving Cuenca we hopped onto a local bus for a four hour trip through the Andes mountains. Though the bus was pretty crowded and the roads were very, very windy, it was still a nice scenic drive. We gained elevation quickly and ended up literally driving through the clouds which made it hard toContinue reading “Say “Si!” to Alausi!”
Our next destination after the beach was Cuenca, the third-largest city in Ecuador and one of the prettiest places we’ve been so far. On Monday we woke up early anticipating a relatively long but straightforward journey taking two different buses back to Guayaquil and then catching another bus to Cuenca. That was until a womanContinue reading “Cuenca”
La Costa de Ecuador
We didn’t plan on leaving Colombia so soon, but as has become the norm this year, our plans changed last minute again. With negative Covid tests in hand we flew to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, and spent a few days exploring the city and figuring out our rough plan for the next month.Continue reading “La Costa de Ecuador”