25 Mar 2018 (very near Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador): We’re staying at a beautiful hacienda near the Cotopaxi volcano (visible in the background — I think this was the only glimpse I got of it through the clouds). The altitude here is higher than Quito but not quite up to Cusco. In other words, it’s legit […]
24 Mar 2018 (Baños, Ecuador): I am unequivocally sick today. I’ve got a fever and I’m achey. We’re supposed to go white water rafting this morning! I insisted that Leah go without me, and I stayed in bed and tried to chill and sleep and drink liquids. She had a blast and fell out of […]
23 Mar 2018 (Baños, Ecuador): We went on a hike up a mountain. This hike doesn’t really have a name, and the trail splits a few times (frankly, we were lucky we chose the right turns), and apparently it’s only Americans who ever do it (not a good sign). It was about 2 hours and […]
22 Mar 2018 (Baños, Ecuador): We spent a good chunk of today on the bus just getting here. This town is weird. It’s where tourists come to do aventurous things (bungee jumping, rafting, paragliding, …), but it definitely feels like there’s a lot more than just the touristic element. When it’s not super cloudy, there […]
21 Mar 2018 (Mindo, Ecuador): Here we are ziplining, but the real standout for the day was rafting. Unfortunately, there are no photos of it because we were warned not to bring anything with us. Leah and I were whisked to the river, we sat on the junction points of 6 innertubes lashed together, and […]
20 Mar 2018 (Mindo, Ecuador): When I think of Mindo, I will forever think of Chocolate. We took a tour that ended with a cup of unsweetened, churned chocolate and this magically dense little square of heaven.