Posts From Category: Ecuador

Calm in Cuenca

After so much adventuring through the Amazon and the Galápagos, Cuenca was a perfect place to relax. Nestled in the Andes, not far from Guyaquil, lies the beautiful and tranquil city of Cuenca. Popular with expats, the city offers many familiar foods, coffee shops, and even a couple of breweries. We stayed in an Airb&b near …

Going to the Galapagos

Going to the Galápagos has been a lifetime dream. We feel so lucky to be the only people we know who have been, and we definitely learned a ton about how we would do it differently if we ever make it back. We did tons of research before we left, and it was difficult to …

Quito, Ecuador

Several friends told us how much we were going to love Quito, and they were totally right. It reminded us of Denver in many ways and felt like our home away from home. Quito is beautifully nestled between mountains, creating a spectacular view no matter where you are. One of our taxi drivers hilariously described the city “like a …

Amazon Adventuring

Although only 2 percent of the Amazon Rainforest is in Ecuador, it is an incredible area to visit. Plus, we learned that there is no Malaria in Ecuador, and the Cuyabeno, where we visited, doesn’t really have that many mosquitos anyway. Seriously, Jesse only got a few mosquito bites one night when his long legs caused …