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Partial Recall, and Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia, Lucky Country #7
Colombia / Ecuador

Partial Recall, and Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia, Lucky Country #7

Yesterday was one of those ambivalent mornings. My and Ester’s sad words from the previous night reverberated through my hungover skull: “We don’t write enough to call ourselves writers. [Deep mutual sigh.]” There’s only one way through that or anything else, really, and another thing Ester said about unrelated topics seemed relevant: “These are all things … Continue reading

Variations on a Quilotoa Loop
Ecuador

Variations on a Quilotoa Loop

Things had gotten pretty comfortable in Ecuador. Swimming pool-facing private rooms in Baños, restaurant meals in Quito, guided island tours and blue-footed boobies in Puerto Lopez. Paired-up travelling was a far cry from risk-laden solo backpacking, and so I was unable to ignore or forget the small write-up on the Quilotoa Loop hidden deep in … Continue reading

Seen in Baños
Art / Ecuador

Seen in Baños

Baños in Ecuador is small, really small. And while this Andean village is mostly known for its waterfalls, rivers, active volcano, rolling green mountains and hippies, the few streets also deliver sights of another kind. See also: Beco do Batman Seen in Corrientes Seen in Rosario Seen and heard and done in Buenos Aires Seen … Continue reading

Seen in Quito
Art / Ecuador

Seen in Quito

Quito has two parts: old and new. The old part is an artwork in its own right – old plazas and ancient churches are squeezed in between the narrow, steep, cobbled streets. In the new town, wide avenues lined with trees house coffee shops and restaurants. But always, the city is a canvas. The street art in … Continue reading