Ecuador, March 3, 2012: The Coast The big plan for today was a boat trip to La Isla de la Plata, since we had missed out the day before due to construction on the island, or so we were told. Unfortunately, today we were doomed to a similar fate. Despite early hope we were forced to quickly accept the fact that we would not be visiting La Isla de la […]

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Ecuador, March 2, 2012: Puerto López and the Coast We chose Puerto López as a stop because it is a launching point for boat tours to La Isla de la Plata, an island off the coast billed as “the poor man’s Galápagos” in our guidebook and known for its wildlife and natural beauty. It was a site we’d factored into our itinerary when planning the trip, and we were up […]

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Ecuador, March 1, 2012: Quito to Puerto López Today’s travel goal: get to the beach. Seems simple enough, but it ended up being more trying than expected, particularly for the boys who shared a total of 12 hours behind the wheel on the challenging Ecuadorian roads. We left Quito around 9:30am. All was going well until we ran into a road block at a toll point around 11:15am and were […]

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