Jodi on October 22nd, 2008

While discussing our travel plans for Peru, some fellow travelers suggested we break up the long haul from the Ecuadorian border to Lima, Peru, by stopping off in Trujillo, Peru, and touring the nearby Moche pyramids, Las Huacas del Sol y de La Luna, and the ancient Chimu capital of Chan Chan. We visited the [...]

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Chris on October 15th, 2008

Jodi has finally found a bus that she likes, of course it has leather seats, a movie, food, and free onboard internet. And, that is exactly where we are writing this post from, on our way to Lima. We are about an hour into the nine hour ride but Jodi’s smile hasn’t left. UPDATE: We made it [...]

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Jodi on October 14th, 2008

After several days of rain in Cuenca and then Loja, we awoke to a beautiful day, and decided to take advantage of it by hiking through Podacarpus National Park near Loja. The park was our last chance to hike in one of Ecuador’s cloud forests, known for their abundant wildlife, before heading to Peru. Since [...]

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Jodi on October 9th, 2008

Happy Birthday Gianna! Today marks Gigi’s 1st birthday (our good friends’ baby). We so wish we could be there this weekend to celebrate with everyone and have a few GigiTini’s in Gianna’s honor. Here’s our cheers to you—Happy 1st Birthday Gigi! Since today also marks our 1-month on the road, we decided to update on [...]

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Jodi on October 6th, 2008

Our interest in visiting Ecuador stemmed from the chance of touring the Galapagos. All the forums and guidebooks say you can find great deals by arranging your trip here. Deals can be found, but none are on the best boats. After doing some research, we decided we wanted to do the Galapagos in style, which [...]

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