Getting high on Volcanoes in Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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I wanted to end my time in Ecuador on a high – quite literally. My final little adventure would get me to the highest I’d ever been – the base camp of Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, with it’s highest point sitting just shy of 6,000 metres. It’s also amazingly close to Quito (or even Latacunga …

Vamos a Pululahua

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When you hear about a volcano crater in which people live, you can’t not pay it a visit, right? That place was Pululahua in Ecuador for me. I was imagining your typical volcano, and not comprehending how people could manage to live there – something resembling mines with roads going round and round the inside was what I first pictured. …

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador

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An organised tour into the Amazon Jungle wasn’t adventurous enough – it was time for Jack (my travel buddy) to put his Spanish skills to the test and get us in without a guide. From Quito we travelled by bus to Tena, arriving around 1am in the morning. I shouldn’t have been so surprised, but that drop in altitude meant …

Hiking the Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador

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Note to self: when deciding to do a trek at almost 4,000 metres, research properly – otherwise you’ll end up taking the harder path… At least that was our experience when we decided the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador looked like a bit of fun for a few days. We did our research (I read one blog that described how a …