01 Jun10 Eternal Spring in Medellín

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The city of Medellín (Meh-deh-jeene) is known as the city of eternal spring, an occasionally misunderstood expression that has led more than one tourist to ask where this “unrelenting fountain” is located. Of course, the slogan actually refers to the consistently beautiful weather the city enjoys year-round: blue skies, bright sun, and a light breeze […] (Read More)

30 May10 Bienvenidos a Colombia

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From Quito, we headed directly for the Colombian border, somewhere along the way crossing the imaginary line where toilets start emptying in the opposite direction. We had spent less than two weeks in Ecuador, which was enough time to realize that Ecuador requires more than two weeks to fully appreciate. In Cusco we had booked […] (Read More)

23 May10 Party, Surf, Repeat

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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)