QuickPeek: Araucaria. Volcanoes. Condor. Fall colors. Autumn. Lakes.
Hello there! The apparent slumber for the past many months was because I have kind of gotten into a nice little groove here in Santiago, Chile. A lot is happening around, including the fact that the bike ride is on… Continue Reading →
Mona was an incredibly wonderful person. She had an absolutely huge heart – that extended to not only helping numerous travellers (we had 9 travellers yesterday), but also to the numerous animals she had at her place. 7 dogs and… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Cute village. Lovely Hike. Market day.
We finally decided to leave Banos. The place we had been staying at was fantastic, great kitchen, lovely hikes, etc., but the travel goes on eh. I’d like to think we explored some of the neighbourhoods of the National parks… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rest day. Hiking. Cooking.
Banos has numerous hikes around. They seem to be everywhere, one could pick a direction and a trail and keep going for days if needed. It had been fun hiking about here and the hostel we had found was pretty… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Highway Walking. Hitch hiking. Beautiful Gorge.
Given the numerous trails around, we had many options to walk on today. Our hostel owner convinced us that the Ruta del Cascadas was well worth visiting and told us about a couple of side trails we might check out…. Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Hiking. Volcano views. Good Food.
Banos was a touristy place, a Very touristy place indeed. It was obvious with the number of ‘adventure’ sport tour companies all around town that there was a bit of a trap. Our hostel owner showed us a map with… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Hitch hike. Bus ride. Sleeping near a Volcano.
Yesterday Victor mentioned that he was heading to a town called Riobamba. This was a town North and on our way and we figured it would be awesome to get moving. We have had a few stunning (and rainy) days… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rainy Start. Short Walk. Hitch Hike. Bus Ride.
I was really smashed. This entire route didn’t offer me a choice of a rest day. I could have forced a rest day in the wilderness, but then again with the amount of rain pouring down, I’d not really be… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Flat road. River crossings. Overcast day. Hospitality.
A shower and a place to dry my stuff was paradise! It was expensive by my budget, but staying at Mike’s hostel was well worthy it. I slept real well and woke up refreshed. It rained all night and I… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rain. beautiful walk. Craziness of tourism. Great local hospitality.
It started raining early in the evening, nothing big just a mild drizzle, but lasted all thro the night and the mornings too. I slept well, but after a few hours, I started to feel the cold. I was too… Continue Reading →