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A Giant Sandcastle in Peru

The dunes of northern Peru roll right up to the feet of the Andes range and are kissed by the rolling waves …

Galapagos on a Budget

the uniqueness of the archipelago lies not in the geological formations, it lies in the wildlife Believe it or not, the Galapagos …

Thru the Lens: Galapagos Wildlife

Not long after stepping off the plane, it’s easy to spot wildlife everywhere. While waiting for the ferry from Baltra (where the …

Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos

Isla San Cristobal (for my gringo readers, “isla” means “island” in Spanish) is the eastern-most island in the Galapagos archipelago in Ecuador. …

Cotopaxi on a Budget

Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world at 5897masl and lies about 100km south of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. …

The Quilotoa Loop

The Quilotoa Loop is a hiking trail that passes through some remote Andean villages in Ecuador. It usually takes 3-4 days but …

Thru the Lens: Quito

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a sprawling Andean city that runs about 51km north to south and 8km east to west. …