Loja to Lima

Travel, travel and more travel…by bus. From the jungle of Loja I took a bus at about 11:30pm to Piura for a 12 hour bus ride and a good $18 USD for a bus fare. It was easy and I slept the whole time, I was so confused when I woke up at 3 am…

Caves of the Tayos, Macas

The Amazon Jungle: Full of energy, breathing life, and adventurously addicting. Instead of taking the more traveled pan-american highway to Peru I took the back road through the jungle and stoping in the small town of Macas for a little cave pitstop. Macas is a burning hot heated jungle town with hundreds of caves. The…

Tena, Ecuador Mural – The Amazon!

Tena, Ecuador – The Jungle. Loud animal noises, neon yellow, green and brown luscious trees (bigger than you have seen in your whole life), pounding singing rain for days (literally), poison tree frogs (only if you eat them), unique jungle fungus (not on me, on the trees), hundreds of bug bits, turquoise translucent blue butterflies,…

Rhiannon Community Farm

For the past 12 days and for the next 3 weeks I have and will be WWOOFing with a Farm about 1.5 hours from Quito, Ecuador at Rhiannon Community. Internet is scarce as I must walk 1.5 hours into town to get internet so if I have been absent know that each day I have…

Baños, Ecuador

Mountains covered in layers of green, rivers freely flowing in and out of the town, and steep hikes with striking views of the active Tungurahua volcano. The Ecuadorian town is situated in the middle of playful mountains which makes for perfect adventures. Zip lining, canyoning, bridge jumping, paragliding, horse back riding, and more. It’s a…

Finca Mono Verde – WWOOFing

Traveling can be exhausting. Sometimes you get in a rhythm and can start to take things for granted, or feel like you need to mix it up. I found the website World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farming – WWOOFing – (http://www.wwoof.org/) which is an amazing organization that connects travelers, farmers, professionals, all types of people…

Canoa, Ecuador

Canoa is a small beach town with a handful of hostels, beachside restaurants, no ATM in town, and a popular surfing spot with caves on the beach for exploring. Many new business have started on the beaches. Literally shacks started popping up on the beach a year ago and all of them who sell food…

Ecuador and the Dollar

In Ecuador they use a different currency. Can you guess what it is? The US dollar, that’s right. Since 2000 they have been using it. In the 1970’s when Ecuador stumbled upon oil it replaced raw exports such as bananas, cocoa, coffee and shrimp. The country became dependent on oil and in turn was at…

Middle of the World – Quito, Ecuador

Quito, The second largest city in Ecuador. The city reminds me of a mix between Santa Marta Colombia and Cartagena Colombia. A little bit of a Spanish influence but with larger sidewalks, and more parks. I am not the biggest fan of cities, but Quito had a charm that made me love it. My first…