Category: Ecuador

  • Home

    Three days home now – woke up to pancakes and eggs – I’m terible at making breakfast as it turns out. Got to practice that one. Our flight home was of a similar nature to our flight out. Our delay this time left us in Dallas for the night with dinner and breakfast and lunch […]

  • Iguanas before we leave.

    Iguanas before we leave.

    We went to this park.. Parque Bolívar.. and there were Iguanas everywhere… umm… I don´t think you understand so you´ll have to look at Jon´s pictures. But seriously, EVERYWHERE. You step into the park and you can´t walk without stepping on them. They can´t walk without stepping onto each other. Hundreds of them. If you […]

  • … wait a second.

    After our wonderful last beer in Cuenca we shoved off for Guyaquil this morning at 7:00 AM and arrived. A short taxi ride into the center of the city dropped us on the curb to begin the ever present search for someplace to stash our stuff for the night. One hotel was $30. Seriously.. we […]

  • Swiss Sisters

    Okay – I know I thought I was done with it all and the next two days were going to be boring bus trips and reading books in air ports, BUT after I wrote that last entry we went for beers. It was good. Good Beer. We walked down to the popular hostel in Cuenca, […]

  • From Ecuador

    2 Days until we depart Ecuador. It seems not that long ago I was sitting on the beach in Baja California, Mexico with the Surf Club and I know it wasn´t that long ago that we were trying to convince Continental Airlines to let us on a flight out of Chicago. With our adventure almost […]

  • Nick Names

    List of names that will be comming down the line. Watch Out! 1. Duke (M) 05-08-062. Zulu (M/F) 05-08-063. Corduroy (M/F) 05-08-064. Salchipapas (M/F/Girl Friend) 05-09-065. Moose, Bull, Bullmoose (M,M,M/F) 05-09-066. Pancho Via (M/F) Adopted for Grant’s on the way. 06-067.8. … I will update this list.

  • ¨Where are all the foreign girls?¨ – ¨You mean the ones NOT from Ecuador?..?.¨ – ¨Right.¨

    A short, yet to the point, conversation that took place in a bar. John asks the first question, Jon asks the second question.

  • Into Heaven…

    Into Heaven…

    Jon told me he was looking forward to reading this one, so now I´m nervous… After eating and sleeping and eating some more and finally going to bed for the night. Neither of us slept very well, but we slept. At nine we got down stairs for desayuno, Nescafé con leché y coco, bread, and […]

  • Rode the Nose in Mompiche

    Rode the Nose in Mompiche

    We returned from Otavalo and Met Gabbi one last time for dinner before leaving Quito at 11:45 PM hoping to arrive in Mompiche soon thereafter. Dinner was goooood. Crepe place.. umm.. you all should try it sometime. Got to relax for about 40 min at Gabbi´s before we had to catch a cab to the […]

  • Cost


    After spending the day in Quito, we arrived in the northern city of Otavalo last night and did a good deal of spending today … but I’m ahead of myself…. Quito is a city.. there are taxis and rapid transit systems, one way streets and central squares, large parks and planted trees, thugs, friendly residents, […]