Photo Essay: “From dawn till dusk, a fisherman’s tale” in Puerto López, Ecuador

Puerto López is a small fishing village on Ecuador's Pacific coast that generally serves as a launching pad for trips into the Machalilla National Park. And while this is a very good reason to visit Puerto López and we were able to visit places like Agua Blanca and the Isla de la Plata very easily, it's also … Continue reading Photo Essay: “From dawn till dusk, a fisherman’s tale” in Puerto López, Ecuador

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Isla de la Plata: The (Not So) Poor Man’s Galápagos

One of the first things people tend to ask you when you say you’re going to Ecuador is if you’re planning a trip to the Galápagos Islands. Unfortunately, my budget wouldn’t stretch to a jaunt over to the land of Darwin’s finches, but I had heard about an alternative for getting my wildlife fix, and … Continue reading Isla de la Plata: The (Not So) Poor Man’s Galápagos

Fast-paced tourism: 2 sites, 2 countries, 1 day

I would definitely classify myself as a slow traveller; partly because I like to really get to know a place before leaving it, and partly because I’m lazy and need as much time between lugging my backpack around as possible. But things have had to change over the last couple of days. Ever since I … Continue reading Fast-paced tourism: 2 sites, 2 countries, 1 day

Feeling lost in Quito, Ecuador’s confusing capital

Arriving in a new city can be very overwhelming, especially ones on a South American scale. The sprawling mass of high-rises, the unfamiliar street names, and the maze of public transportation can all make navigating a new city a daunting prospect. In spite of all of this, I like to think that I’m pretty adept … Continue reading Feeling lost in Quito, Ecuador’s confusing capital