South America

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  • Jewelry for Sale: Organic, Handcrafted, Direct from Ecuador

    Sometimes we get carried away and buy too much. Once in a while it is nice to offer some of the local, maybe exotic, always unique, items we purchased in far away places for sale. Let others enjoy a little of the flavor of those places. I...
  • Best way to travel from Lima, Peru to Vilcabamba, Ecuador?

    Q: What is the best way to travel from Lima, Peru to Vilcabamba, Ecuador? Response: Just spent a little time in Vilcabamba, Ecuador this past April. We stayed with a new friend through the Couchsurfing program, and he had friends from Lima arrive ...
  • Vilcabamba Ecuador: Wild Wild West?

    Wild, wild west. That's the phrase that popped into my head as we walked into Vilcabamba, bags in tow. I was not sure where it came from but just acknowledged it with an internal smile, assuming it to be a relic from the archives of childhood memorie...
  • Ecuador or Peru worth visiting while backpacking through South America?

    In short, yes. Both are, and if you are backpacking through South America then why not hit them both. Not sure where you are beginning your journey from, however as I am sure you are aware Peru and Ecuador share a border. Miha spent a few weeks in Pe...
  • How much does it cost to live in Ecuador?

    Recently traveled the country from north to south, staying with local residents through the couchsurfing program and meeting a lot of expats living in different areas. Of course, where there are more foreigners, the prices are higher. But here are tw...
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