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Guayaquil Quickly

We only spent one day in Guayaquil on our way to Cuenca from the Galápagos, but it was a fabulous day. When we were in Quito and mentioned that we were going to Guayaquil, many people asked why and then quickly followed up with a warning about how dangerous it is. It's a big, crazy city, but I didn't feel
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Going to the Galapagos

Blue-footed Booby and Marine Iguana 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
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Quito, Ecuador

Llamas!! 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
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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
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Learning Spanish

I almost feel guilty writing this post in English, but this post is for my English-speaking friends who wish they could speak Spanish. Perhaps it has always been on your list of things to do, but it's so hard to find time, right? If this is you, I have a suggestion. Take some time, commit to studying, and