Articles in the Ecuador Category
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Home. A place or a feeling?
Our 50+ hour bus ride was guided by our memory of a place we visited over two years ago. Neither of us minded the long hours of travel as we needed to renew our tourist visa in Peru. So it was decided, we’d return to the beach we called home for a month in 2011. We’d return to Montañita.
For us, home is not always the physical place we go to sleep, it’s how we feel about the place, externally. But more importantly, it’s how we …
Ecuador, Family Travel, Peru, Videos »
And we’re looking forward to it!
We’ve had a few travel marathon moments before. Be sure to read all about all of those adventures here:
Tears, missed connections and other travel stories from the road of life
The Big Delay
Monterrico, Agatha, and the 2 ½ hour shuttle ride back to Antigua that took 30 hours
What do you think about long bus travel? Do you like it?
We’re looking forward to reading your comments below.
Destinations, Ecuador, South America »
The mesmerising country of Ecuador has so much going for it – especially in terms of little-visited destinations that remain largely off the beaten track. One fantastic place worth visiting while on a luxury holiday to Ecuador is the small village of Otavalo, located in the mountains an hour and a half north of Quito. Here’s why it’s worth paying an extended visit…
Otavalo market, Ecuador from hhesterr
The people of Otavalo are easily recognized by their traditional dress. Men wear white trousers and a dark poncho, whereas women wear a …
Being in Service, Ecuador, Photo Essays »
Monkey Rescue Center – Paseo Los Monos
While volunteering at the children’s foundation in Ecuador, the group organized a field trip for 30 children and all of the volunteers on a Sunday to visit the nearby Centro Rescate de Los Monos, also called Paseo Los Monos. This is a rescue located an hour and a half from Banos in a small town called Puyo. This is a sanctuary that houses about 65 monkeys of 5 different species, as well as a host of other animals including coatis, agoutis, tortoises, and …
Being in Service, Ecuador, Photo Essays, South America »
The Spirit of Children – An Opening of the Heart
“Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.” – Richard Bach
Miro and I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with children in Baños, Ecuador for a two month period. The biggest gift we received from our volunteering experience was forming a wonderful relationship with all the amazing children the foundation served. This post is Part 2 of a photo essay …
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During our Quito visit, Miro, our friend (and fellow volunteer) Alisha and I went to the “Middle of the World” a place where the longitude and latitude meet at 0 degrees. This is the point on the globe where equinoctial line divide the northern and southern hemispheres and has a thick red painted line to mark the location. So there you are, and of course, there’s only one obvious thing to do….straddle the northern & southern hemispheres with your feet. (And I did just that)
Museo de Sitio Solar Intiñan
After our …