The Secret Garden

After a great week in Banõs, we spent two nights in Quito at The Secret Garden hostel. I heard mixed reviews about Quito with many people telling me that it wasn’t worth the trip, and I’m glad I didn’t listen. I thought Quito was incredibly beautiful and the old town district we were in was […]

Adventures in Banõs

Banõs is an adventure enthusiasts paradise. Other travellers have only raved about this place so I was especially looking forward to seeing this idyllically set town ever since we were back in Peru. Even though Banõs is quite touristy, it’s hard not to fall in love with it for it’s lush green mountains that surround the […]

The City of Cuenca

I immediately felt that we were no longer at sea level and at higher elevation (8,370ft/2,550m). Nevertheless, I was excited to explore the beautiful city of Cuenca since I’d only great things from other travelers before we arrived. The city is very Euro feeling with cafés and art galleries lining the small cobblestone streets. We […]

Bienvenidos a Ecuador!

There was a sigh of relief as soon as we left Loki Del Mar hostel, and I was especially looking forward to some new adventures as we made our way up north through Ecuador! Also cool that Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar so I can take a break from converting Soles in my head every […]