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Post No.484

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, photography, travel|Tags: , , , , |

Never lower your camera, never quit practicing. I watched a video with a frontline guitar player the other day, yup 3-4 hours practice every day, he said. Why would photography be different? There's always something [...]

Olmedo Pesillo

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , |

One of those 'just drive and we'll see where we end up' day-trip. Drove up from Ibarra to Zuleta and kept going until we reached Olmedo-Pesillo. There are two adjacent indigenous villages under one jurisdiction. [...]

Canon 70-200 F2.8L surgery

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, gear, travel|Tags: , , , |

I the past few weeks my Canon 70-200 F2.8L felt somewhat strange then it became more and more obvious that is sick. The lens elements became loose. The front element above the focus ring and [...]

Adjusting

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , , , |

Scary, strange, adjusting, getting used to it and normal. I guess these are the stages of traveling in Latin America. Blending in and understanding it 100% is out of question, I think you need to [...]

Extending tourist visa in Ecuador

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: travel|Tags: , |

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|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , |

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|Categories: Colombia, travel|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Colombia, travel|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Laundry

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: travel|Tags: |

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 [...]