Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ridin´The Intag Express

Last we left off, Lex and I were infirmed for three days in Otavalo, largely confined to a small room with pots of ginger tea, freshly squeezed mandarin juice, a new (to us) fruit called pepinos, and multiple episodes of … Continue reading

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A Note About Markets . . .

For those of you who have been following our posts, by now you’re well-aware of one thing (as this might be the fifth time I’ve mentioned it): Mark and I are big fans of markets. We love to take our … Continue reading

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Giddyup, Partner!

A word about horseback-riding. It’s not as easy as it looks. At least not in Ecuador. When Ang and Jared, a pretty amazing Australian couple we met at the hostel we stayed at in Chugchilan, told us about their equine … Continue reading

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Nice Day For A Walk

Such was our line of thinking when we set off from our hostal in the tranquil little town of Chugchilan for the grand vistas to be witnessed at Laguna Quilotoa. Equador is essentially a cloudy nation, so you have to … Continue reading

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A Man. A Plan. A Hat. Ecuador?

Panama hats . . . who knew those rather stately head coverings weren’t from Panama? Well, maybe some of you smart alecs did, but we were woefully unaware—until we visited Cuenca’s Homero Ortega & Hijos factory and museum, that is. … Continue reading

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Cuenca, The Beautiful

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Entre Ecuador

Over the last few days, a combination of drunken weekend crooners, raging window-side roosters, and other environmental and social factors have collectively conspired to rob us of a good night’s sleep. These elements, coupled with extended hours of bus travel, … Continue reading

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Kitschy Dining (Choo-Choo!)

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Movin’ On Up

After 40 hours of bus rides, multiple plates of ceviche and one presidential election, we have arrived at the northern coastal gates of Peru.

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Two Days, Three Nations

Chile is a pretty long nation. It’s about as long as the US is wide. Long enough that cutting due west from La Paz, we landed in the northernmost outpost of Arica, located on the Chilean side of the Atacama … Continue reading

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