Jodi on October 11th, 2009

Admittedly, I don’t have a good memory. Usually, I wouldn’t be able to tell you what we did yesterday let alone last year. But, I think this past year might be different. Unlike some travelers, we never really lost track of time or place. I think this is because each day presented such new, unforgettable [...]

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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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Jodi on October 3rd, 2008

A few days ago, we arrived in Banos. If New Zealand claims to be the adventure capital of the world, then Banos comes in a close second. From here, you can go bungee jumping, river rafting, canyoning (repelling down a waterfall), hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. After those strenuous activities, you can soak in several [...]

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