Sea level

By | March 18th, 2017|Ecuador|

Rolled down from Vilcabamba to sea level. First the road climbs up to about 2,500 m altitude from Vilcabamba and after some usual rollercoaster drive through the mountains drops down to sea level. The road [...]

More Vilcabamba

By | March 16th, 2017|Ecuador|

Some more photos of Vilcabamba, this time with long lenses. Basically we are talking here about a very tiny village, some 6x8 blocks the whole thing. We had a break in the rain in the [...]


By | March 13th, 2017|Ecuador|

We visited Vilcabamba first time on a Sunday, which normally brings out more people to relax under the Sun, especially in Latin America. In North America it’s called shopping day, Costco is packed, Walmart is [...]

Quito and more

By | March 10th, 2017|Ecuador|

Ecuador is quite different from Colombia. I would say after Colombia Ecuador feels almost empty. While there is quite a bit of traffic and crowd in Quito, other than that the streets are more quiet. [...]


By | March 4th, 2017|Ecuador|

Colibrí or hummingbird in English seems to be everywhere in Mindo, or is it? We walked for hours and hours around for two days but have seen just a few hummingbirds in the wild actually. [...]

A different day

By | March 2nd, 2017|Ecuador|

It was a different day today compared to yesterday. Set out for another walk in the rain forest, which started with a pay-up. Looks like around Mindo is called 'skin that tourist'. Three bux a [...]

Another visit to Otavalo

By | February 28th, 2017|Ecuador|

Otavalo was pretty much Gringovalo on Saturday, I never seen this many tourists, maybe at Chichicastenango in Guatemala, at an artisan market. The market is loaded with tons of 'indigenous' crafts, pretty much sure that [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]