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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Ecuador, February 29, 2012: Quito Morning in Quito, and for the first time on the trip, we didn’t have to think about when we would be leaving town or how much driving lay ahead. Instead, the car was parked in a garage and we were staying in the city for the day. Mode of transportation: feet. We had rented a lovely little apartment that we’d found on airbnb, so we […]

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Ecuador, February 28, 2012: Baños to Quito Morning in Baños began with something I’d never encountered in a hostel before: a made to order breakfast. Yes, the staff at the lovely Hostal Transilvania (the name remains a mystery to me) greeted us with the choice of eggs any way or pancakes. I went with eggs, scrambled (as that was the only egg prep word I knew in Spanish), and the […]

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