#day297 – Ecuadorian farewell thoughts

I’m usally pretty keen to cross the border to a new country. I’m looking forward to new people, new landscapes, a new currency and new food (more or less). This time is the first time though I’m kind of melancholic to leave the country. There’s a feeling, that I’m not done with Ecuador. I’m not […]

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#day296 – on a horseback to the volcano

I actually wanted to climb Cotopaxi in Ecuador, one of the highest still active volcanos in the world. With an altitude of almost 6000 meteres it’s just the second highest volcano in Ecuador, but Chimborazo isn’t active anymore. Cotopaxi seems to be the more exciting experience for sure. But anyways I hadn’t enough time unfortunately. […]

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#day295 – sitting on the equator

Ecuador is the only country in whole Southamerica where it’s easy to identify the equator, because the line lies along the Andes and not in the middle of the rainforest. That’s why a French expedition team in the early 18th century marked a point close to Quito as a position on the equator. Nowadays there’s […]

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#day294 – sunrise over river Cuyabeno

We had to leave the Amazon already again. Four days without internet, 24 hours power and a proper shower sounded tough at the beginning but wasn’t a problem at all in the end. We had four sunny days in the jungle and needed our rain ponchos only once. Furthermore we spotted many animals, including pink […]

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#day293 – baking yuca bread

Day three in the Amazon. With one of my personal highlights of the tour. The visit of a local community. A group of 60 people who still live in the jungle. They don’t look like aboriginal people. I mean they don’t bounce naked through the jungle. But they live in basic small wooden houses without […]

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#day292 – Amazon wildlife expedition

After we arrived by boat in the jungle it was time to explore the Amazon by feet today. A real little jungle expedition so to say. There’re animals, which you can’t spot from the river because they’re too small or they prefer the dry hinterland. Snakes and spiders for example. I wasn’t wondering when we […]

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#day291 – lodging in the Amazon

I’m deep in the jungle now. After we arrived in the jungle town Lago Agrio, we had another three hours ride by car and boat to get to our lodge. The lodge called Pink Dolphin Lodge is directly at the river located and really deep in the forest, just a handful of lodges around and […]

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#day290 – getting ready for the Amazon

Three times in Brazil and I’ve never made it to the Amazon. Then Bolivia and Peru and I couldn’t go again. I mean I could had, but the gateway to the Amazon is far away from everything in both countries. It’s not only expensive to get there, it takes you ages as well. Ecuador is […]

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#day289 – whitewater rafting

Alright, another adventurous day in Baños is coming to an end. Trying waterrafting is a long wished and long planned thing on my list. To make it even more special, it should be the last adventure I’m going to have in Baños. The perfect ending of an outdoor activity stay so to say. I actually […]

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#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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