Our Quilotoa Loop Adventure

I'll tell you now - the 3 day hike called the "Quilotoa Loop" in the Andes in Ecuador was g*ddamn HARD.  Arnie and I found it particularly difficult for a number of reasons - but primarily because we had no map and basically 0 clue what we were doing. Anyway, here's the tale of our... Continue Reading →

Flying through the Mindo Canopy

Our favourite tourist attraction in Mindo was the Mindo Canopy Adventure. This is a series of 10 different ziplines - flying you across the treetops of the Cloud Forest. Over the 10 ziplines, you mostly ride "normale," but you also have a few different options for rides too 🙂 First, there is the "rapido" line... Continue Reading →

Getting Lost in the Cloud Forest

Welcome to Mindo ~ How can I even start to describe the wonder that is Mindo?  It's a sleepy, small town in the middle of the Cloud Forest in Ecuador with nothing left to be desired. It's likely to have at LEAST 1000 times more hummingbirds than people, and you can hear them & the... Continue Reading →

Hiking & Biking the Cotopaxi Volcano

Volcan Cotopaxi outside of Quito is the second highest volcano in Ecuador, and the highest active volcano! Cotopaxi is a female 🙂 and the translation of her name comes from Coto (meaning "neck") and Paxi (meaning "princess"). Apparently this princess has a bad temper, and whenever she gets "full," she explodes. Arnie & I had... Continue Reading →

Jem of Quito Old Town: Calle La Ronda

Calle La Ronda is a narrow, flower-adorned, colourful street in Quito's lovely old town. This was our favourite spot in the capital city of Ecuador - let me tell you why! La Ronda in the Sunshine: First of all, La Ronda is gorgeous. I can't decide which picture to show you because I love them... Continue Reading →

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