Bolivar Ecuador

Ecuador’s secret paradise

The only way to get to the town of Bolivar, Ecuador is by boat or by swimming. I make it my mission to get off the beaten path while travelling, and this remote little beach town certainly met that criteria. The journey  Off the main road from Atacames to Esmeraladas in northern Ecuador, leads a narrow lane. Pick up trucks await the passing buses at this junction, … Continue reading Ecuador’s secret paradise

Photo of the week: week 10 fruit and veg like you’ve never imagined 🍅🍍🍉🍌

This is Iñaquito, a large market in Quito near the Carolina Park. You can buy pretty much everything there; fish, meat, herbs, dried foods, kitchen utensils, but I prefer the fruit and veg section the most. I have been in Ecuador for a while now but I am still frequently amazed by the size, flavour and variety of the fruit and vegetables here! Being amazed … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 10 fruit and veg like you’ve never imagined 🍅🍍🍉🍌

solo travel

Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine

Sabine from Kung Fu Princess on the Road blog writes: “Many wonder why somebody would want to travel alone? Isn’t it dangerous? Boring? Difficult? Annoying? And the answer is quite simple : NO! It pretty much can be the most amazing thing you will ever do. It can be the most empowering and freeing experience ever if you let it! I always loved to travel, … Continue reading Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine

At one with nature in Mindo Ecuador

Mindo, just a two hour bus ride from Ecuador’s capital, is situated on the tropical western side of the Andes and makes a popular weekend destination for Quiteños. I went because we had been invited to the fantastic El Monte Ecolodge and I had a brilliant weekend. Rafting, kayaking and all sorts of activities are on offer in the town, but being on a budget we chose … Continue reading At one with nature in Mindo Ecuador

A Snapshot of Cuba

“We trudged through the streets of sleepy Remedios, Cuba, our rucksacks feeling heavier under the midday sun. In search of a Casa Particular, we stumbled onto the main plaza, where the town’s band was playing a slow march under the dappled shade of the band stand. The loud brass felt like a regal welcome, as though we were being rewarded for making it to this tiny place … Continue reading A Snapshot of Cuba