Tagged with South America

ECUADOR – Climbing Quito’s Basilica

ECUADOR – Climbing Quito’s Basilica

I am definitely NOT an adrenaline junkie when it comes to exploring the world.  Once I ascended to the first lookout inside the Quito’s cathedral La Basilica Voto Nacional, an easy stair climb, I found out there was more, and I couldn’t resist!  It’s not so bad as long as you don’t have a fear … Continue reading

ECUADOR – Two Nights in Mindo

ECUADOR – Two Nights in Mindo

With only one week I wasn’t sure about spending a couple nights anywhere but Quito on our first trip to Ecuador.  In retrospect, Mindo is the perfect diversion from Quito’s sprawl, concrete and cars.  Just a two hour drive outside the city you’ll be a place that feels very much like the forest, which after … Continue reading

ECUADOR – One Week In & Around Quito

ECUADOR – One Week In & Around Quito

Un pais pequeño de gran corazón.  Tiny country, huge heart. Exploring Ecuador is on my permanent To-Do List.  With more to see and do packed into this coastal nation occupying some of the northwestern bulge of South American than expected, you’d be wise to stay for a good long while, or plan on going back.  … Continue reading