Having experienced the best that Volcan Cotopaxi had to offer and with something more scenic in mind, we headed north through Quito to Ibarra, just 125km from the border with Ecuador. There, we found ourselves the guests of Hans, a retired German who had found a beautiful spot to set up his private campground and... Continue Reading →
Cotopaxi – what might have been!
Having had our fill of big cities, we decided not to call into Quito. However, in passing to the south and east of the city we detoured back up into the Andes to take a look at Cotapaxi, one of the highest volcanoes in the world. It has erupted more than 50 times in the... Continue Reading →
Heading inland to the Amazon Basin
With the choice of more ruins and churches or the green, green jungles of the Amazon, we chose the latter and headed inland to Misahualli on the Rio Napo. The roads were windy, steep and slow going but the dense jungle plants and flowers, waterfalls cascading onto the road and regular rock falls kept things... Continue Reading →
After 4 weeks in Peru we crossed into Ecuador at the main border crossing on the Pan American highway. Heading towards the border , we saw groups of people walking along the side of the road carrying small bags and sometimes bedrolls or suitcases. We presumed these people were refugees from Venezuela and this was... Continue Reading →