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Cuenca, Ecuador – Stepping Back in Time

Cuenca,  Ecuador is a UNESCO World Heritage city and the charming, colonial capital city of Ecuador. Going there is like stepping back in time to another world, it is quite different from my own world. But, “o what a world it is!” Filled with over 52 churches and picturesque views of the Cajas Mountains, it will …

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Balsa Surf Camp in Montañita, Ecuador

  The Road to Montanita, Ecuador So here I am, expecting a “hidden treasure” with “perfect waves” and “golden sand” and a “tropical paradise”, taken directly from Wikipedia.  I don’t know who writes this wiki stuff, but we have different ideas about what paradise is!! Hidden Paradise Upon arrival, we did, however, find our “hidden …

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Things to do in Quito Ecuador!

Quito Ecuador, a fabulous UNESCO capital city in South America, has so many wonderful things to offer tourists these days. From its list of outstanding churches, museums, Spanish colonial architecture to the Ecuador Mitada del Mundo (middle of the world equator), along with its outstanding viewpoints, and of course, its modern cable car TeleferiQo. This …

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The Galapagos Islands – Birds of a Feather

The Galapagos Islands are famous worldwide for the endemic Galapagos animals, in particular, their fascinating birds of origin, many found nowhere else in the world! I was enamored by the variety of birds I saw on this trip booked through a small, intimate tour booking company that handles luxury accommodations on small-ship expedition cruises, as …

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15 Of The Best Things To Do in Ecuador

There are so many interesting and fun things to do in Ecuador. This small coastal country offers travelers a wealth of outdoor adventures – you can explore the vibrant Amazonian rainforest, discover the rich wildlife of Galapagos Islands, or simply soak in the scenic views of the Andes. Since it’s filled with a wide array …

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Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

  Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos Literally hundreds of stories start and end right here at the Galapagos Post Office on the island of Floreana. Written by those who have experienced the Galapagos Islands, there is a tiny post barrel, where since the 19th century, whalers have kept a wooden barrel for mail at Post …

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Cuenca Ecuador Market Finds!

Ecuador is famous for its colorful indigenous markets. The most famous of them is in Otavalo, northwest of Quito. The Otavalo Market takes place every Saturday. This Ecuador market has hundreds of stalls where locals sell their goods. This indigenous market is well known for weaving, thus selling scarves, hats, and sweaters. However, there are …

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