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Day 70 : Cuenca

In the morning we were guided by Vanessa to a Panama hat factory. Panama hats are made in Ecuador, the name apparently comes from when the workers on the Panama Canal were all given the hats to wear as they worked and it has stuck ever since. We were shown Read more…

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Day 69 : Banós to Cuenca

The drive from Banós to Cuenca took all day. Normally I don’t take many photos on driving day, being too snobby to shoot from a moving truck. Today that changed and I took lots of photos, probably helped by the beautiful weather and stunning scenery. Rather than write about driving Read more…

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Day 68 : Near Banós

We had nothing planned today and pretty much did a lot of relaxing. The sun came out for long periods and I was able to take down our tent and dry the groundsheet. We got some washing done and I figured out how to edit movies using the laptop. The Read more…

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Day 67 : Near Banós

Another day in paradise and today we went white water rafting. There were two rafts going down the Rio Pastaza and in our raft we had me, Keryn, Rhys, Vanessa and Danny. Danny and I were in the front. The other raft had Kerrie, Albert, Melissa and Sean. Much like Read more…

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Day 66 : Near Banós

As this is pretty much the only place on our trip through South America where it’s possible to do canyoning I had signed up for this as todays activity. Shortly after 9am I was getting kitted up along with Sean, Daniel, Janet and Angie. We all got wetsuits, spray jackets, Read more…

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Day 64 : The Amazon Jungle

The morning boat trip took us to a local village. We waited on the shore while Fausto cleared our arrival and then walked through the plantations and gardens to reach some of the village buildings. We walked past a house and school to a field where locals were working clearing Read more…

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Day 63 : The Amazon Jungle

The mornings activity saw us head upriver past the point where we had left the truck and onward to a curve in the river where we disembarked to start a nature walk in the jungle. Our guide was Fausto, a knowledgeable and friendly local man. For a few hours we Read more…

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Day 61 : Quito to Otavalo

The group met at the hotel reception just before 8am and we were taken a short way down the road to where our truck, Tranquilo, was parked. Vanessa showed up around the vehicle and our bags were loaded into the lockers and then we were inside and heading for the Read more…

By brendon, ago
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Day 60 : Quito

We had another hotel to move to today but we decided to have a sleep in before we moved the few blocks to the next place, the Alston Inn Hotel. When we got to the hotel the room wasn’t yet available so we left our bags behind reception and then Read more…

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