29 May10 Climbing to the Heavens in Quito

Posted in Art, Culture, Landmarks from Quito, Ecuador by Calina

Dan and I have yet to get bored with our travels. When we get tired of the coast, we head inland, when we’re sick of the metropolis we head to little pueblitos that barely show on Google maps. After a string of beach towns, we decided to change things up by heading up, up to […] (Read More)

27 May10 Muddy in Machilalla

Posted in Activity, Culture, Landmarks, Nature from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador by Calina

About an hour down the Panamerican from Montañita is its alterego, the village of Puerto Lopez. Colourful boats are tethered on the shore and every morning the fishermen unload their catch, running from the hordes of birds that try with some success to whisk away a fish or two. One of the first things we […] (Read More)

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)