October 21, 2017

Market Man of Otavalo

  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This gentleman was photographed at the animal market in Otavalo, Ecuador, which is a popular weekend getaway or daytrip from Quito.

Three Women with Braids

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  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These three braided women wearing colorful wraps were photographed during a daytrip from Quito, Ecuador to the Saquisili market. This is where the locals go for weekly bargain shopping, socialization and sometimes to have things mended that they haven’t gotten around to sewing themselves.

Photo Feature: Quito at Night

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ecuador is a very interesting and inexpensive travel destination. Quito, the capital city, has much to offer to the frugal traveler.  From Quito, a two-hour bus ride will get you to Otavalo, Ecuador, to experience the indigenous peoples from at least 70 surrounding villages at the not-t0-be-missed Otavalo Market. The [...]

Photo Feature: Pink Birds of Ecuador

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These colorful pink birds photographed in Ecuador remind us that in addition to historic tours of Quito, Amazon wildlife spotting in Misahualli and indigenous craft shopping in Otavalo, Ecuador is also an excellent birding destination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo from the Road: Park Bench Chatting in Quito

Park Bench in Quito

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This photo of three elder gentlemen visiting on a park bench was photographed in Quito, Ecuador shortly after a weekly changing of the guard ceremony.

So You’re Heading to Guayaquil, Ecuador?

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many travelers find themselves in Guayaquil, Ecuador due its popularity as a jumping off point for touring the Galapagos Islands.

Quiet Getaway in Ayampe, Ecuador

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’ve found Guayaquil to be a little too industrial for you, then consider heading up the coast a bit for a quiet getaway in Ayampe, Ecuador.

Hotel Review: France-Amazonia in Misahualli

France Amazonia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On our journey to El Oriente in Ecuador, we stayed in small, developing town known as Misahualli. While the selection of places to rest your head was somewhat slim, we did manage to secure lodging at a small eco lodge called France-Amazonia.

6 Fun Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Quito, Ecuador is arguably one of the most impressive cultural capitals in South America. With a complete historical renovation of the downtown cultural area, exquisite antique churches, exotic ecological and cultural daytrips to places like Otavalo, Mindo, Termas de Papallacta, the Orienté, and the oldest observatory in South America, there’s [...]

Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort: An Amazing Escape in the Mountains of Ecuador

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort in the mountains of Ecuador is an amazing escape from the typical tourist rush.

Photo from the Road: Amazon Guide

Amazon Guide

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This action shot of our river guide was taken on a trip my husband and I made to Ecuador to visit a long-time friend. One of the sources for the Amazon was accessible from her house, so we drove down to the town of Misahualli to spend a few days [...]

Photo from the Road: Andean Market Women

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This image called to me for the taking on a day trip we took with a friend in Ecuador. The back view of virtually identical hair braids streaming down vibrantly colored shawls is a cultural snapshot of the Andes themselves.

Photo from the Road: Amazon River Rescue Bird Number One

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This bird was one of many animals we saw at a local Amazon jungle animal rescue and rehabilitation program near Misahualli, Ecuador. 

Photo from the Road: Antique Truck in Ecuador

Antique Truck in Ecuador

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This truck was a study in nostalgia itself.  Seen on a trip to  the equator in Ecuador, I couldn’t resist stopping to take the picture.