Ecuador and Galapagos
Galapagos Island Adventures
As my chair slid across the deck at great speed I grabbed the side of the boat to arrest my flight but it came away in my hands – it was the small table that had been set up for lunch and then stored behind my chair. I finally came to rest on the other side of the boat …
Pottering Around Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Islands
Getting to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz one of the Galapagos Islands was an adventure in itself and more so due to the vagaries of the airline Tame …
A Fruitful Visit to Otavalo in Ecuador
Ecuador Highway 35 between Quito and Otavalo passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ecuador. On one side the land drops away into the valley and on the other side peaks of the Andes tower above. Workmen balanced on these heights repairing the ravages of recent landslides and protecting them against future rainy seasons ...
An Intrigue of Iguanas in Guayaquil, Ecuador
When we drove into the city of Guayaquil my first thought was thank goodness we are only staying here for one night. Three hours later I felt very differently about the largest city in Ecuador ...
An Inca Trail to Cuenca, Ecuador
A line of mist shrouded figures marched across the horizon above me towards a round stone structure that dominated the surrounding countryside. Were they ghosts of the Cañari or the Incas both of whom had lived and worshipped here?
Sunrise and Switchbacks in Ecuador
Through the pitch dark I could just make out the shape of the hotel porter and track his movements through the scrunch of suitcase wheels on the cobbled path that wound its way through the grounds of the Hosteria Abraspungo. We had arrived at this delightful hotel at dusk the evening before and we were departing before dawn …
As the clouds drifted around the peaks beyond the restaurant window so the debate rolled around our circular table – should we or shouldn’t we?