Extending tourist visa in Ecuador

By | April 11th, 2017|Ecuador, travel|

I extended my Ecuador tourist visa in Ibarra. There is a new option of 90 days extension introduced in February 2017. Given the fact that is a smaller city and everything s 5-10 minutes away [...]

Pocket Earth Pro

By | March 8th, 2017|travel|

Although my cheap Costco Garmin works pretty good with Open Street map sometimes I need to look actually to a map to see my position, which is not exactly available on the Garmin. In these [...]

Back to Ecuador

By | February 27th, 2017|Ecuador, travel|

After using up our visa and an extension in Colombia, we crossed back to Ecuador just one day before our visa extension expired. That means we spent a total of six months in Colombia. Some [...]

Colombian prices

By | November 22nd, 2016|Colombia, travel|

Not much of a budget statistics guy as sometimes makes no sense, but this time I drew up a list on Colombian prices. It's far from complete but it gives a basic idea of what [...]

Cultural heritage

By | November 5th, 2016|Colombia, travel|

As computer, smart phones, malls and fast food is taking over the world tradition is slowly but surely is fading just about everywhere. I know, our generation was looked at the same way as we [...]


By | November 3rd, 2016|travel|

Obviously we need to wash our clothes from time to time on the road as well. The hotter the weather the more often the wash. There are some days when wearing the same shirt the [...]

Under the Bridge

By | October 22nd, 2016|Colombia, travel|

'Under the Bridge' by Red Hot Chilli Peppers was playing silently in my head while we walked one of the no-go areas of Medellin. Just under the metro bridge (strangely called metro while it goes [...]


By | October 20th, 2016|Colombia, travel|

We dropped down to Medellin the second time, probably not the last one though. It's been some time since the Medellin Cartel is defunct and Pablo Escobar is gone. The city is a tourist destination [...]

Sendero Ancestral

By | October 15th, 2016|Colombia, travel|

I have not found any info on 'Sendero Ancestral' in Arvi Park beside that there was an ancient road going through the area which was completely renovated in 2009 incorporating unearthed portions of the original [...]

Festival de la Silleta

By | October 9th, 2016|Colombia, travel|

Cut flowers, where they come from? Holland is first on mind, but is not on first place anymore in North America. Most of the cut flowers imported to USA/Canada are coming from Colombia and Ecuador. [...]