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Epiphanies in Ecuador and the Galapagos

An account of the adventures and epiphanies of a diverse group of travelers in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

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Hiking in the cloudforest
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wayne ng
Aug 2 Our outbound flight is delayed. But we are in no rush to return to reality. Hil says she hopes the airline has overbooked, and that she can be bumped for another day, or week or longer. ''I …
Cloudforest in Mindo
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wayne ng
Aug 1 Two hours north of Quito, Otavalo is reputed to be the largest craft and artisan market in South America. We arrive during the week when it is scaled down and far less chaotic with no tour …
Straddling the hemispheres
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wayne ng
July 24-July 31 Quito to the Galapagos Our Adventure Life rep and driver shovel us to the airport and get us onto our flight with polite and casual professionalism, and military precision. They give …
Quito Botanical Gardens
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wayne ng
July 21-23 High Andes We have three more nights before our creme de la creme, the Galapagos. I'd cajoled the group to give the Quilotoa Loop a look, a rarely visited backpacker haunt. The high Andes …
Quito Botanical Gardens
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wayne ng
July 19-21 Mindo Our van twists and turns along mountain roads as we head north then descend to the cloud forest at 1600metres. Along the way, I marvel at the endless near misses and death defying …
National Basilicas sea lion
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wayne ng
Our guide Mauricio arrives in a fedora, is a slightly built and easy going. Joining him is our driver Osvaldo (a university math prof). We do the standard local tourist stuff---the Teleferico cable …
El Panecillo, the aluminum virgin overlooking Quito
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wayne ng
I confess. Galapagos was never high on my list. I'd always preferred destinations that required work, believing that authenticity couldn't be found through fine dining and room service. That …

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