After my 3 day trip in the middle of nowhere FREEZING Bolivia I arrived in San Pedro de Atacamas Chile. The border crossing was built in between two mountains which were at VERY high altitude, just walking onto the bus that would take us to Chile was painful! I almost got frost bite just from the 5 minutes I was outside. As soon as we crossed the border the bus went onto a freshly paved road with...
The Beautiful Bolivia
Ok havent been blogging in a while, but my excuse is because I have been going going going for a while now! Bolivia was one of my favorite countries that I have been to so far. I think the fact that I knew nothing about Bolivia really added to the adventure and the great surprises. Bolivia is extremely poor, it costs you nothing, so buy buy buy in Bolivia! I found La Paz to be kind of a...
I decided to book a flight from Santa Marta Colombia to Lima Peru in order to avoid having to cross all the way through Ecuador again. When we arrived to the airport for our flight the ticket agent told us that they will not let us get on the plane without proof of a ticket out of Peru. We explained that we would be traveling by bus and that we did not want to buy a ticket. Unfortunetly we didnt...
Santa Marta and Taganga
We took an expensive bus ride from Cartagena to Santa Marta, I forgot that we weren´t in cheap Ecuador anymore, this bus cost us $40.000 pesos each. That´s about $25 dollars each for a 4 hour trip. We arrived in Santa Marta which I have to admit I was not that impressed and we headed strait to Taganga. We started driving through some pretty sketchy areas but when we pulled into Taganga it got...
I arrived in Bogota late on May 9th. It was freezing! I got a taxi and met my friends at another friends house who had family in Bogota. I explored Bogota the next day, took a train up this steep hill and got a nice view of the city. We also saw the gold museum which had a Lot of gold! (who would have thought). Other than that Bogota really doesn’t have that much to see, not really a tourist...
Well my trip has really begun! First I´ll start with some helpful tips on how to do Galapagos as cheaply as possible. I traveled May 2nd and Airfare round trip from Guayaquil to Galapagos and back was $430 with Aerogal. Once you arrive on either San Cristobal or Santa Cruz (Baltra) you must pay a $100 park entrance fee. San Cristobal is a nice Island, one of the bigger ones, taxi from airport...
Taxi, Lice, Parasites and Degree!
It’s been a month since I’ve update my blog, but I promise I have been extremely busy. So much happens all the time it’s so hard to keep up. So where to start… I was unfortunately able to experience the lovely Taxi Express while here in Guayaquil. But I knew the risk I was taking when I got in the car. I took the Taxi with a girl friend of mine and we were cautious about...
Time to get caught up!
Well I’ve been home for a week now from traveling the coast of Ecuador and I feel so behind in everything already! This sickness that I have is slowing me down as well, but I think I’ve started coughing so I think I’m on the recovering stages now. The coast of Ecuador was beautiful as always. I started in Esmeraldas then Monpiche, then Same, then Pernales, Canoa, Puerto...
Well I am off to pick up Autumn my Canadian friend who is here for only 2 weeks....– Sarah
I apologize for the horrible spelling and grammar in these posts. But this is...– Me
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Some useful Information
For those of you wanting to come to Ecuador these are some common questions answered. Guayaquil is the biggest City in Ecuador- Quito is the Capital. Guayaquil is not a very pretty city, and is somewhat dangerous, if your just traveling I think the only reason to stop in Guayaquil would be to transfer buses. When traveling through South America buses are WAY cheaper than plane. I take a bus...
The football game I went to. Turned out great! Emelec won againts another team from La Cierra. 3-2
Hermosa, Preciosa, Linda, Mujer de mi Vida...
Exams, Papers and all the rest are done for this Bi-Semester! Which means I’m officially on holidays for about a week and a half. I have a few days here before going to pick up my friend from Canada so I decided to go to the first day back at the foundation I am volunteering for. Now to get to the foundation I have to take the city bus to the Main Bus Terminal of Guayaquil. It’s...
Carnival Survial Guide in Ecuador
This weekend was Carnival in all of Latin and South America. Everywhere celebrates differently but I chose to go to the very North of Ecuador named Esmeraldas. Known as the area of black people, it was very true. Esmeraldas was amazing, also known for it’s beautiful beaches and it was just that. After my weekend of Carnival I decided it would be a good idea to write a set of guidelines...
Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of...– Author Unknown
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.– St. Augustine
Places so far...
So for my first week of Ecuador I started in Quito (the capital city). Quito is extremely high altitude and COLD! It made me depressed looking at the forecast because I’m pretty sure at that time Canada was warmer. I only packed one pair of Jeans and one long sleeve shirt and I literally wore the same pieces of clothes everyday! 2 of the nights were so cold I had to sleep with my jacket...
Ok I’m officially on Tumblr! I’m planning on writing about all my travel experiences for the up coming months!