#day288 – swinging into the clouds

I think there’re three pictures every Southamerica traveller has to own: one picture on the salt lake in Bolivia, one picture in front of Machu Picchu in Peru  and one picture while you’re swinging over the cloud forest in Ecuador. I’m looking forward to this swing since I saw a photo of it for the […]

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#day287 – ziplining extreme

I’m actually not a person, who enjoys  extreme sports. I don’t need the thrill, I get my fun nevertheless. When travelling in Southamerica it’s all about outdoor adventures though. I was able to ignore them up to here, but now it’s time. You can’t visit Baños without having outdoor fun. Well, alright, I give one […]

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#day286 – El Pailon del Diablo

One special thing about Baños is the beautiful surrounding waterfall scenery. The so called Ruta de las Cascadas, the route of waterfalls, starts in Baños and leads to the giant waterfall Pailon del Diablo, the biggest one of five waterfalls along the road. You can take the bus or rent a buggy to accomplish the […]

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#day284 – heart shaped nutella pancakes

It’s all about pancakes when you’re backpacking in Southeastasia. I heard people saying they’re on the banana pancake route when the traveled from Thailand to Singapore. Just because pancakes are the typical western breakfast over there. I never eat pancakes for breakfast at home but I loved to have a pancake breakfast in Southeastasia. A […]

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#day283 – face to face with an iguana

Another day of animal spotting. Surprisingly rich wildlife here at the coast, I can tell you. And it was a giant again. After a giant whale yesterday I spotted a giant iguana today. This little guy was just sitting at the edge of the river and enjoyed the rain. He wasn’t moving at all, just […]

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#day282 – spotting a humpback whale

I love whales. A whale watching tour is on my bucket list since ages, but I had never been in the right season in the right place. In Montanita rain season means whale season though. Finally my chance to see one of those giants. It was horrible. Such a shame, but I couldn’t enjoy the […]

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#day281 – first surf

I had some serious thoughs about taking a real surf lesson. The fact, that it needs quite a long time to see a first little success on the board let me doubting so far. When I got the offer for a body board though, I thought it could be a beginning. And so I made my […]

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#day280 – happy hour hopping extreme

What to do when you’re on vacations and it’s raining the whole day? Well, I think it’s the permission to start drinking in the afternoon already. I don’t mean hardcore drinking. I mean having a little cocktail. Something to cheer you up. Rain season here in Montanita just started but the weather is nothing else […]

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#day279 – colorful coast in Ecuador

It wasn’t the best start in Ecuador regarding to the weather. I’m in a small surfer town called Montanita on the west coast now. Yeah, I hop from surfer town to surfer town. Actually pretty cool, but it rained the whole day. The whoooole day. And sun is nowhere more important than at the beach. Well, […]

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