Category Archives: Ecuador

The Joy of Border Crossings

Border crossings in South America are not for the weak-minded. The combination of confusion, paranoia and a fuzzy head from an uncomfortable 14 hour bus ride left me standing somewhere near the Ecuador-Peruvian border in a daze. The sequence of events that led me to this point made it a memorable adventure. And at the end of the day, that’s

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One week in Quito

…is plenty. There is no denying Quito is a very beautiful city, particularly from above. The city is built on rolling hills, which makes for a gorgeous setting. However, the horror stories I had been listening to all week from locals as well as fellow travelers on the roof of our hostel is enough to terrify any solo female traveler

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Off to South America

3/3/11 There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting alone in an airport terminal, holding a one-way ticket to a foreign country. It’s exciting, scary, nerve-racking and liberating all at once. Depending on the ticket’s destination, it also of course has an element of danger… which I will address later. In any event, I thrive on these feelings. Doing something

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