Falling in the river had another unwelcome side effect, leaving us both with a horrible sickness bug that forced us both to stay in Baños for one more day while the rest of our group headed to Cuenca. We were also woken by the sound of explosions at 5am and a woman belting out tunes […]

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Baños is a quaint little adrenaline town nestled in a valley at the base of the Tungurahua volcano. Famed for adventure activities, thermal springs, trekking, waterfalls and massage – to name but a few. There promised to be more than enough to keep us occupied for a few days and it’s one of the few […]

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From Quito we travelled east into The Orient – Ecuador’s slice of the Amazon rainforest. We would be staying with the Shiripuno indigenous community for a few days. Interestingly the community is run almost entirely by the women, as explained by the communities “big chief” – a tiny lady called Maria! The camp itself was […]

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“Ladies and gentlemen, we are beginning our descent into Quito. Unfortunately the airport is closed… So we are going to fly around and hope it opens soon.” Not what you want to hear after a full 24 hours of airports and flights. Getting to Quito was a long long day flying São Paulo – Buenos […]

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