Tag: ecuador

Adios Ecuador, Hola Peru

It was hard to leave Ecuador. All across the country, we found ourselves impressed with the people, the infrastructure, and the progressive mindset legible in all of the government propaganda. As you drive through the country, you see signs equating…

Instavan IV

Catching up on the square frames via Instagram… Waiting out Panama City Leaving Panama City Cartagena, Colombia Tatacoa Desert, Colombia   Medellín, Colombia   Villa de Leyva, Colombia Grilling Pasto, Colombia Trying to get to Quito First views of Quito…

Que Quito

A lot of overlanders seem to experience mechanical problems in Quito. I’m guessing this has something to do with the high altitudes (almost 3000m), the steep roads, and the gorgeous Ecuadorean countryside, which makes you want to push the limits…

Arriving in style in Quito

Catholicism has lots of stories that go like this: Some figure of the Virgin Mary, some saint, or even Jesus is being transported between towns. At some point, the horses, oxen or whatever animal that were pulling the cart carrying…

Road knits

We are now in Quito. I’m not going to go into details about how we got here (on the back of a flatbed). I’m not going to detail the outpouring of help that Juan tapped into via the local VW…

Easy Ecuador

We spent our last night in Colombia with this view. This is the Santuario de Las Lajas, just on the border of Ecuador and Colombia, near Ipiales. It’s not a new church (built between 1916 and 1949) but it is…