Ecuador to Colombia

By | August 30th, 2016|Colombia, Ecuador, travel|

Finally we left the Finca Sommerwind campground somehow, after a long stay. There were few lazy moments and nice slices of German cakes. The drive towards the border was kind of slow, dust carried by [...]

S’more Otavalo

By | August 29th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

I took a bunch of photos this Saturday in Otavalo. any surprise there? My camera comes with a 250,000 clicks guarantee by the manufacturer so that would be let's say 10,000 photos per country roughly. [...]

Return to Otavalo

By | August 28th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

A few photos from today's animal market in Otavalo. I guess I focused more on the people than the animals.    

Just another day

By | August 26th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

Just another day on the road today ended up differently than planned. Supposed to drive out to a volcanic lagoon, but a quick stop in Otavalo turned into a  few hours stay and that was [...]

Finca Sommerwind

By | August 25th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

This German expat family owned finca is one of those places in Latin America where overlanders will find a complete setup for comfortable overstay, rest, clean up, fix up, laundry, do all those small things [...]

Let’s eat again

By | August 24th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

This is the street food of Ecuador, not the one from fancy restaurants. We go to the local mercado or small eateries on the streets, sit between simple people. These places are small, sometimes only [...]

Test drive

By | August 23rd, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

We had a test drive today and seems that the Sprinter is in good shape to continue in a day or two the trip. Thanks for all who had an input, ideas, I really appreciate [...]

The Gordian Knot

By | August 23rd, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

The first , older, technician arrived at about 9 AM. He pulled out a scanner and hooked it up. In less then 10 minutes it was clear that he is pressing buttons on the scanner [...]

Walk the dog

By | August 23rd, 2016|dog, Ecuador|

With frustration running high took the dog and a camera to a small hike up on the dusty hill above the campground. A dog walk is always good for the mind. The view was nice [...]

Not again!

By | August 21st, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

Fridays seems to be troublesome, at least mechanically. While most of the people are decompressing from a week worth of work, I'm flying high on adrenaline. Parked the van beside the market to pick up [...]