South America Travel - Part 15; End of Ecuador

By: PugetSoundPost, 10:53 PM GMT on May 01, 2015

May 1 - Afternoon
Mindo Gardens

I did post #14 this morning and I am still pushing toward conclusion of this 3 week+ trip that has taken a really long time to complete here on WU. Thanks for bearing with me. There has just been so much ground to cover.

After our trip up on the gondola pictured in post #14, we stayed on the road for another out-of-town trip that afternoon and evening. Our first stop was close to Quito and this was our seco...

South America Travel - Part 14; Otavalo and Teleferico

By: PugetSoundPost, 4:59 PM GMT on May 01, 2015

May 1

More activity in Quito, Ecuador and the greater area in this blog.

We took a full day trip one day out of Quito, heading northwesterly. Our first stop was at an alternate Equator destination. Of course the line runs continuously around the globe, so there were a couple of other places that made a "stop" out of it. This one is further from the city and not as well traveled, either. A group has taken this place on to give presentations on ...

South America Travel - Part 13; Quito and Equator

By: PugetSoundPost, 7:45 PM GMT on April 30, 2015

April 30
Quito Old City, Equator, Incan Ruins

After going too slowly, I am probably going too quickly now, but I AM pushing to complete this long series of blogs about our trip to Latin America. If you happen to join at this point in the series, you may have missed a few blogs that have been posted very recently, even earlier this morning. So, please go back to "catch up", if interested and as time permits, to previous entries, all numbered in order ...

Updated: 3:30 PM GMT on May 01, 2015

South America Travel - Part 12; Into the Amazon

By: PugetSoundPost, 4:31 PM GMT on April 30, 2015

April 30
Canopy, Gondola, Tree House, Rain Forest

After a lunch break, onward we went with more adventure on the road between Banos and Puyo, Ecuador. Our first activity was for two of us (youngest son and Mr. PSP) to take a "canopy" ride, which is their term for zip-lines. There are several canopy rides in the Banos area but our driver assured us this one was "the best". It travels along one line, so no stops like many are, but it shoots along throu...

South America Travel -Part 11, Gateway to the Amazon

By: PugetSoundPost, 6:46 PM GMT on April 27, 2015

April 27
Banos and Waterfalls

Moving forward with this journey, our next tour will begin with Banos, Ecuador and do some waterfall sight-seeing in the mountains.

Banos is a city in central Ecuador, and sits at about 6,000 feet elevation in the Andes. Our bus ride to get there (see Part 10 for that trip) had come up from the Pacific coast and climbed to around 12,000 feet, then dropped about 6,000 feet on the eastern side of the highway su...

Updated: 6:59 PM GMT on April 27, 2015

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