Add Guayaquil to the List

Entering Las Penas District from Malecon Guayaquil

If traveling Ecuador, add Guayaquil to the must see list. A tasteful composite of modern meets colonial and major port city in Ecuador, Guayaquil is worth visiting. While Guayaquil is a fairly large city with modern areas, malls, housing developments and the like, it also has a grasp on its colonial roots. Along [...] Read more »

Lodging in Baños Ecuador

Hostal Chimenea kitchen terrace Banos

Travel to Baños, Ecuador was fairly easy  from the Qutio bus terminal Quitumbre, serving travelers headed south. To be clear, there are a few different villages in Ecuador with Baños as the first word in the name. I am referring to Baños de Aguas Calientes, popular with local and international tourists and [...] Read more »

Ecuador to Peru: A Failed Attempt

Road Closed Palanda

Invited to ride along with both our  Couchsurfing host and a professional photographer for a “short” drive from Vilcabamba, Ecuador to the border of Peru, we graciously accepted. The photographer, a very experienced and life long traveler was continuing his journey from the northern border to the southern border of [...] Read more »