23 May10 Party, Surf, Repeat

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food from Montañita, Ecuador by

With both sadness and excitement in our hearts, we crossed borders for the sixth time in our trip, leaving Peru behind as we ventured forth into Ecuador. We bussed to Guayaquil, stopping only to admire the bus terminal which looked more like a shopping mall,  before departing for Montañita, a beach town on Ecuador’s famous […] (Read More)

20 May10 Bookworms on Máncora Beach

Posted in Culture, History and Politics from Mancóra, Peru by

Máncora is a popular beach town on the Pacific coast of Peru, known for its warm water, ample surf and great weather. Following another night bus, we arrived in the wee hours of the morning and willed ourselves to navigate to a proper bed. We collected our bags from the bus and piled them onto […] (Read More)

18 May10 Pacified on the Pacific

Posted in Culture, Food, Landmarks, Travel Tips from Huanchaco, Peru by Calina

A budget traveling trick we’ve learned is to take night buses. You save on a night’s accomoation and the 10 to 15 hous of nodding off helps make the long trips feel shorter. Arriving at our new destination at 6 or 7 am usually means we turn into sloths, sleeping the daylight hours away and […] (Read More)