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Another Couple of Countries

Hopped on the bus at 2 am this morning, the stars were shining as brilliantly as they have every night we have been in Ecuador. The sky seems to be a lapis blue turning into turquoise toward midday and then transisting into an indigo dusted with sparkling diamonds. The milky way is pure cream and […]

What’s fuzzy, red, and found in bed?

Last night as we opened the door to our little bungalow at the lake resort, we were met by a toasty, cracking fire heating the rustic room. We read and chatted and then prepared to retire. Pulling down the covers was an awesome surprise. On each side of the bed was a huge fuzzy red […]

Sleeping Between Volcanoes

Today we traveled into Quito and walked around the old town. Many beautiful churches, some with gargoyles and animals from the Galapagos gracing the outside of the churches. No pictures allowed in any of the sanctuaries as they are considered to hallowed. I have never seen so much gold. The gigantic statues that stand over […]

The Main Church in Cuenca, Ecuador

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Orchids, Silver, Pigs, Weaving, and Ruins

Miguel was ready to take us on a journey seen through a localĀ“s eyes. Carlos, our new Argentinian friend joined us. We headed out of Cuenca toward the mountains, stopping at an orchid farm that works at saving the native orchids of Ecuador and are actually cloning plants. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Then it […]

Stopping for Fighting Llamas

That’s right, we had to stop for fighting llamas as we were coming down the mountain. Thrilling, exciting, and just plain awesome! We thought coming in and out of clouds ancd seeing waterfalls, house built on the steep slopes were breathtaking until I spotted two llamas grazingby the road. We were all on lookout afterthat […]