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Ecuador Adventurer 2006

This journal details my experience on Adventure Life's \"Ecuador Adventurer\" trip in July of 2006. A great time was had by all exploring Quito, coasting down mountain roads by bike, hiking the cloud forest, whitewater rafting, and trekking the

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Pichincha Volcano Biking
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Brian Vargish
In an attempt to keep our hangovers at bay, decided to get a fast food breakfast at the joint next to our hotel... Burger King. Yes, I know. What a crime. I'm ashamed. Returned to old town Quito …
Panorama view in Ecuador
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Brian Vargish
Snuck in a morning soak after breakfast then headed back to Quito. Had lunch at a restaurant near our hotel with our travel guides, then ventured into the city's old quarter. Wandered around many …
The Ecuador countryside
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Brian Vargish
Awoke to cows sniffing around outside my tent. The cows were not timid. One stuck its head completely into my tent. Well good morning to you too, Sir. After breakfast we hiked up another part of …
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Brian Vargish
Woke up to another day of perfect weather! Arturo made us breakfast then Felipe and his trusty husky too us on a trek up the montain. We went through fields of vibrant purple flowers. Also saw a …
Quito, Ecuador
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Brian Vargish
Had breakfast then headed out for our Cayambe-Coca Trek. We arrived at an ecological reserve high up in the Andes which I'm not quite sure was really Caymbe-Coca, as our itinerary differed from the …
Hotel Eugenia, Quito
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Brian Vargish
After breakfast we bid farewell to the cloud forest and continued on to the Rio Toachi for some whitewater action. We drove down a mountain with nice views, through tropical fruit farms, and into the …
Hotel Eugenia, Quito
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Brian Vargish
Woke up feeling good. It must be the mountain air! Steve was quite confused, poured yogurt into his bowl of cereal, then got grossed out because he mistook it for curdled milk. Went on a really …
Hotel Eugenia, Quito
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Brian Vargish
Today we left Quito and took a bus up into the mountains to bike the Pichincha Volcano. The ride up windy mountain roads offered a grand view of Quito far below, and offered a glimpse of life in the …
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Brian Vargish
Today we arrived in Quito and stayed overnight at Hotel Eugenia. The hotel was lovely, and there was an armed guard outside to keep the scary people out, although we always felt safe walking the …

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