Mindo, Ecuador

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

Galapagos, 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

Quito, Ecuador

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

Leaving Cusco, Peru, heading to Quito, Ecuador

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