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.
19 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): We walked up a lot of stairs inside the Basilica del Voto Nacional (a huge and beautiful church). I’m always a little conflicted about magnificent religion-based architecture. I don’t know how much the people who lived here had to suffer to build it (maybe they were totally cool with that); […]
18 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): Leah and I spend most of the day walking around the city. I am pretty consistently winded (it turns out thinner air at higher altitudes really is a thing); Leah seems to be handling it better. Especially in the central part of town, it’s curvy and hilly and cloudy. The old […]
17 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): We made it to Ecuador today! Saying goodbye to Colombia is bittersweet, because that country is amazing, and because it means our trip is entering its third and final leg. On our way to dinner, one of us may have requested that we stop at a chocolate store and he […]