Bogota, Colombia Hopefully just another week before my souvenirs from Mindo, Ecuador are all gone. Counted over 65 bug bites yesterday. Pedja is worse! (PS we did use a bug spray, generously but it was obviously ineffective).
We are done with Ecuador and heading to Bogota, Colombia
April 23 – April 27, 2019 From Galapagos, we got back to Quito, Ecuador, rented a car and braved our way through north Quito, driving on the roads with 3-5 lanes of traffic with no road surface markings, in a car that could barely pull us up any hill. For the last 4 days of … More Mindo, Ecuador
April 23, 2019 Our short visit to Galapagos is over. We used up every possible minute of our time in Galapagos, all five of us getting bad enough sunburns, we swam with iguanas, turtles, baby sharks, saw many giant tortoise and different bird species and lounged around with sea lions.We are now on our way … More Leaving Galapagos, heading to Mindo, Ecuador
April 19-23, 2019 We didn’t think we would be able to make it to Galapagos. You don’t usually do Galapagos on a budget. The “proper” (usual) way to do Galapagos is to stay a minimum a week, preferably longer (1-3 weeks) and do a guided cruise that includes visits to all the islands. We did … More Galapagos, Ecuador
On the move again, off to Galapagos today.
April 14-19, 2019 After Peru, we went to Quito, Ecuador where we spent 5 days. Quito is the capital of Ecuador and it has a reputation of a good retirement spot for various expats (the whole Ecuador, not just Quito). It uses US dollar as its national currency. We all claim that we didn’t enjoy … More Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador Not all travel days are good days. We spent the last two days doing almost nothing, not enjoying Quito, Ecuador much. Our Airbnb looked great on first sight but we encountered more problems than any sort of comfort. We were probably tired too. We can’t find good food, any decent stores, we were … More Not All Travel Days Are Good Days
Another early morning flight – it’s 6am and we are saying goodbye to charming Cusco, Peru and many Inka walls to soon be in Quito, Ecuador for a week long celebration of Semana Santa (Holy Week before Easter). On a side note, my muscular husband couldn’t pass through our gates this morning (notice original Inka … More Leaving Cusco, Peru, heading to Quito, Ecuador