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Tuesday, 28th October I awoke to scenes of the Pacific coast out of the window as the sun was coming up. You could see fishing boats out in the surf making the morning’s catch in the half-light. It makes quite a picture. We had a good nights sleep, well good for a bus that is. […]

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Piura to Lima
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Monday, 27th October The journey to the border between Ecuador and Peru was uneventful with only the occasional army or police official poking their heads inside the bus with a torch to see that everything was in order. The lights went on around 3am when we were ushered off the bus as we had come […]

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View from hostel
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Friday, 24th October We woke up early again, I think the boat has trained us now to get up early and be ready for an activity. The only problem is that we have no activities planned for us today. I take the laptop into the cafe for breakfast and some blogging whilst Kirsty continues to […]

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Panama Hats
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Wednesday, 22nd October We woke up for the last time in the Galapagos Islands, and after packing and eating our budget cornflakes, checked out of our hotel. The buses to the airport leave at very inconvenient times, starting at 7am and with the last one for the day leaving at 8:30am. This means that if […]

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Giant Tortoise
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Wednesday, 15th October I got up early today with the excitement of our pending trip to the Galapagos Islands. Being up early and having done most of my packing the night before I went for a wander to find a coffee in Guayaquil. We are staying very close to the airport, you can literally see […]

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Cerro La Cruz
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Sunday, 12th October We woke up with sore legs after our hike yesterday. That is as far as we have walked in one day on this trip and I think and our bodies are letting us know it. We got up at 6am with the bus back to Latacunga leaving at 6:30am from outside the […]

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Quilotoa Hike
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Friday, 10th October We started the day later today as the bus we would catch to Chugchilan, which would be our base for the next two days, didn’t leave until 11:30am. We had our breakfast and checked out which included leaving our large bags in storage at the hostel and taking only small backpacks. The […]

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Saquisili Market
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Tuesday, 7th October Our hostel includes a complimentary continental breakfast and all you can drink coffee (not that much as it turns out before you start to tremble). I had breakfast outside in the courtyard out the back of the hostel then we asked some advice on what we could do whilst staying here. Latacunga […]

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Plaza Grande
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Friday 3rd October The flight to Quito only took an hour and a half but I still managed to get a nap in. We landed at the same time as another international flight so had a large line to contend with at immigration. Because we have done most of our travel through buses we haven’t […]

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Colpatria Tower
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Thursday, 2nd October We got up after a sleep in, well got up around 9am, and got ready to leave our hotel leaving the place empty as we were the only guests. We walked to the main town square, Plaza Mayor, and found a place for breakfast. It wasn’t the best breakfast we’ve had but […]

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Villa de Leyva
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Tuesday, 30th September We awoke earlyish today as we were heading to Villa de Leyva for a couple of nights, a kind of holiday within a holiday. We had packed the night before so after showers and breakfast Jose Luis gave us a ride to where we could catch a bus from. We left most […]

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