Category Archive: Ecuador

Volcanoes, Canyons and Lakes, Quilotoa and Cotopaxi

Standing on the edge of an aqua-coloured crater lake or a freezing glacier sheet can make the heart skip a beat – especially if you have just hiked up a mountain to 5000m.… Continue reading

7 ways to most likely die when travelling

Did your families shake with trepidation when you announced you were going travelling abroad? Was your mum convinced you were going to be abducted, murdered, arrested or worse? By and large, my travelling… Continue reading

Galàpagos on a Budget

  Swimming off the beach with turtles and sea lion pups, hanging out with 100 year old land tortoises or dodging penguin missiles shooting through the water; the Galàpagos is a wild aquarium… Continue reading

Censorship of the white Grim Reaper, Cotopaxi

I stand on a rooftop in Latacunga, Ecuador, this morning watching as dark smoke billows from the summit of Cotopaxi, a great cloud of ash extends west over the town of Santa Rita… Continue reading

Big markets and big heart in Otavalo, Ecuador

Gorgeous Otavalo is a town most travellers visit for one of South America’s largest artisans craft markets, but it has so much more to offer. I stayed here for two weeks to study… Continue reading

Adventure sports in the shadow of an erupting volcano, Baños

Tungurahua Volcano erupted this morning spewing plumes of gas, above the stunning town of Baños in Ecuador. I had a chance to get up close, visiting Casa del Arbol (Tree House) near the… Continue reading