Category: South America

Intag Ecuador

Intag, Ecuador

Ecuadorian friends invited us to tag along on March 12, 2017. They own a large hardware store here in Atuntaqui and Hosteleria Cristopamba in Intag where they spend most of their weekends. Intag is a...

Darwin Center

The Galápagos Islands (On a Budget)

On September 15th, 2013 we headed off to The Galápagos Islands, to celebrate our upcoming 30th Anniversary. Now, we can’t say that these islands were anywhere on our “bucket list” before moving to Ecuador,...

Montecristi, Ecuador

Our Thoughts About Manta, Ecuador

November 4, 2014 We still haven’t been able to figure out why Manta has such a bad rap. We loved it — and the people. If we come to the coast again for one...

CANOA, Ecuador

Canoa, Ecuador

October 22, 2014 — Okay, so we’re not going to do much bragging about Canoa either, which sits a little north of Bahia. Although, we can certainly understand why there is a draw to this...

Bahia, Ecuador

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

  October 21, 2014 — The small city of Bahia de Caraquez is a few hours north of Manta, in Manabi. It sits on a sandy peninsula, with the very wide Chone River on...

Pacoche, Ecuador

Pacoche Park, Ecuador

October 20, 2014 — Pacoche Park sits nestled in a beautiful rain forest, and it is home to Howler Monkey’s! If the monkeys decide not show themselves, they will definitely make their presence known....

Montanita, Ecuador

Montanita, Ecuador

October 15, 2014 — Hola Ola! A fitting name and a cute play on words, for a cafe here in the surf town of Montanita, Ecuador. Translation: Hello wave! Montanita is actually in the...

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

October 13, 2014 — We took a bus down the Ruta del Sol (Route of the Sun) to Puerto Lopez. Ruta del Sol is also Ecuadorian State Route E15 that travels north and south, from...

Manta, Ecuador

Manta, Ecuador

On October 7th, 2014 we headed to Manta to explore the beaches of Manabi Province. Since we lost our beloved Milo (our cat) to kidney disease on September 22, we decided that we needed...