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Becoming completely zen in southern Ecuador

We feel the time is going too fast! Already we have spent several weeks in this beautiful country and now it was time to devote our final week in southern Ecuador. We made it a good combination of sightseeing, hiking and relaxing! A long bus ride from the coast to southern Ecuador But before the […]

The coast of Ecuador: beaches, boobies and ballenas

After spending some time in the beautiful, but chilly highlands of Ecuador, we were looking forward to warm up a bit on the coast of Ecuador. We visited the small towns of Puerto López and Olón and headed to National Park Machalilla and Isla de Plata. The coast of Ecuador is really astonishing! Beach activities: […]

Clean in Cuenca, dirty in National Park Cajas

The road blocking our plans to Riobamba, brought us to the beautiful city of Cuenca. The historical center with its churches, colonial buildings and plazas is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next to this, Cuenca also offers a lively vibe, because it is a popular student city. Hence, we believed it was worth to stay […]

Lots of water in Baños, the outdoor capital of Ecuador

Baños is the outdoor capital of Ecuador. This small village also has a magnificent location as it is surrounded by mountains with cloud forests. It seemed like a good spot for us to stay several days and to try some new exciting activities. Baños: abandoned during the week, crowded in the weekend We arrived on […]

Otavalo and its surroundings: lagoons, equator and cuys

Otavalo: we almost bought some guinea-pigs Before our Spanish classes would start, we took the weekend “off”. From Quito we went to the small town of Otavalo which is famous for its huge crafts market on Saturday. Although we arrived on Friday, we could already visit a big market on the main square. You can […]

Breathtaking moments in Quito

Hola chicos! Already for several weeks we are in Ecuador, so it is time for an update. After Florida we went to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. We booked our Spanish classes, did some sightseeing and then went to Otavalo for the weekend. After that followed an intensive week full of Español, Español, Español… We […]

Tom and Renée

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