Ecuador in November

Dear friends and fellow travellers, last year we were planning planning a custom Ecuador trip in November. Covid put that to bed and Ecuador has had a tough time (as…

Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bananas, Heat & Urban Renewal – A New, New Destination

Guayaquil – Ecuador’s largest city is hot and humid. The sprawling city boasts a tropical, savanna climate. I have always visited during the first half of the year, when afternoon…

Ecuador & Galapagos – a Tour!

Make sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of the page! Ecuador Lunch at 3100 meters, before flying to sea level the following day Straddling the equator,…

Venezuela – the ongoing tragedy of Populism

Ecuador has just announced it will no longer let Venezuelans cross into its territory without a passport. The Brazilian army has been sent to its northern border to control violence.…

Ceviche- the most popular South American food

Ceviche Delicious, fresh Ceviche (this was with sea bass) Ceviche is a classic South American raw fish dish (but ‘cooked’ a different way). It uses raw fish and or seafood…

Panama Hats – Montecristi, Ecuador (and the Secular State)

Finn learning to weave Headwear aficionados will know the best of these hats are made in Montecristi, Ecuador, and have been for hundreds of years. They are light and comfortable…

Cevichochos – A Recipe

Cevichochos ready to enjoy! Cevichochos is an Ecuadorian high-altitude meal. It was invented approximately 45 years ago when it first started to be sold from city food carts in Quito.…

Galapagos

This fellow was just wandering along, minding his own business. He didn’t seem to mind the heat! My thoughts regarding the volcanic Galapagos archipelago have continued to evolve, but on…

Highland Ecuador, Biking & a Dentist

Volcanoes are amazing by almost anyones’ standards. These mountains are known for their beauty, explosions and structure and define much of the backbone of the Andes. There are 1500 volcanoes…

I was Robbed (me robaron) – hence no photo :( – Travel and Theft

Yep, I’m here in beautiful Cuenca, Ecuador. I’m using my son’s computer, as it appears I no longer have my beloved laptop. There is a fair amount to unpack here;…

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