Category: Ecuador

Atacames Beach, Ecuador

Atacames, Ecuador

December 1, 2013 — Atacames is a beautiful beach town on the northern Pacific coast of Ecuador, in the Province of Esmeraldas. It’s waterfront has a string of hotels, restaurants, and my favorite, the...

Quito, Ecuador

Back in Denver for a Day!

April 24, 2013 — Our one day shopping excursion to the Quicentro Mall in Quito, Ecuador felt nothing short of being back home in the US of A, as though we were transported through...

Oriente, Ecuador

The Jungle — Part 2 (Puyo & Papallacta)

December 28, 2012 — Puyo, Ecuador: True to its name, derived from the Quichua (Kichwa) word for “cloudy”, the local climate is a wet one and the weather is often overcast. The Puyo River,...

Baños, Ecuador

The Jungle — Part 1 (Baños)

December 25, 2012 — Fred and I needed a vacation and Jake from Colorado was here to join us on our trip to the jungle. Martise, from Florida, living just around the corner from...

Mindo, Ecuador

December 12, 2012 — Mindo is definitely a destination here in Ecuador and a very cool one at that. Located northwest of Quito and situated in a cloud forest, Mindo is a peaceful, laid-back little town...

Salinas, Ecuador

Salinas, Ecuador

August 9, 2012 — We really liked Salinas. The weather is pretty perfect at least 8 months out of the year, and it is slow paced, yet with all the amenities you’d expect from...

Playas, Ecuador

Playas, Ecuador

December 4, 2011 — We headed off to the Pacific Ocean at Playas, Ecuador. Yay, finally the beach! Our dear friend Elena picked us up early morning and the five of us–Fred, me, and...

Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Vilcabamba and Loja

November 10, 2011 — We think the Rockies are pretty awesome, but on this trip, the Andes blew us away. What a truly breathtaking drive this was — Cuenca to Loja.! Viewing the road...

Ingapirca, Ecuador

Ingapirca (Inca Ruins)

August 29, 2011 — The ride to Ingapira was a pleasant one. Not only was the landscape lush with an abundance of striking green meadows, it was dotted the entire way with many many cows...

Cuenca, Ecuador

Pics From When We Lived in Cuenca, Ecuador

On September 2, 2012 we moved from Cuenca, where we lived for 14 1/2 months before moving to Atuntaqui, Ecuador in Imbabura Province. Here are some pictures from in AND around the city of...