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South America Trip (day 14-15): Vilcabamba, Ecuador

South America Trip (day 14-15): Vilcabamba, Ecuador

By on Jul 1, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From the Galapagos Islands I flew to Guayaquil (a bit further south in Ecuador).  After spending a day in the bus terminal I took a night bus to Loja and promptly hopped on another bus to Vilcabamba.  Although completely exhausted after all the busing and lack of sleep, I perked right up to the green mountainous landscape surrounding all sides of this beautiful...

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South America Trip (day 8-12): The Galapagos Islands

South America Trip (day 8-12): The Galapagos Islands

By on Jun 27, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Although not quite feeling like I had enough time for Quito, I continued on my adventure and headed to The Galapagos Islands.  I must admit that I was a bit worried, not having had time to plan any accomadations or tours ahead of time but I figured I´d show up and see what kind of deal I could get.  Luckily enough I ended on first-class yacht that holds about 16...

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South America Trip (day 5-7): Quito, Ecuador

South America Trip (day 5-7): Quito, Ecuador

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I arrived in Quito on Fathers Day and not surprisingly had very little to do.  Having read a bit about Quito during my layover in Santiago I knew that the city was pretty darn cheap.  But as a foreigner, I have to admit, that every single taxi driver tried to rip me off. I got out of one cab when the  driver refused to give me a fair price and on my way to the...

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