Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Quito to Puerto Lopez

We made the mistake of booking at 6:25am flight from Quito to Manta on New Year’s Day. If I knew then what I know now we would not have done it. New Year’s is a huge party in Quito and no one has any interest in working New Year’s Day. We managed with some difficultyContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Quito to Puerto Lopez”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador – Cotopaix and New Years

We were staying in an apartment in the old town not far from Plaza Santo Domingo and our Cotopaxi tour was leaving from Plaza Fosh at 7:00 am. Rather than risking getting lost in the dark again we planned to take a taxi. We set off at 5:45 am giving ourselves time to find aContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador – Cotopaix and New Years”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Rucu Pichincha

Our goal for the day was to take the teleferiQo to Cruz Loma at 4100m and then possibly walk up Rucu Pichincha 4680m which is the closest volcano to Quito (it is practically in downtown Quito). I tried using the online bus route planner but I could not figure out how to get there byContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Rucu Pichincha”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Plaza Foch, Ano Viejos and Quito by Bus.

We had two major goals for our day. The first was to book a tour to Cotopaxi and the second was to book a taxi to the airport for our flight to Manta. We made the mistake of booking a 6:25 am flight from Quito to Manta on New Year’s Day. New Year’s is aContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Plaza Foch, Ano Viejos and Quito by Bus.”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador Quito Bike Day and Mitad del Mundo

Sunday is bike day in Quito. They close down many of the streets in the old town and the entire length of Avenida Amazonas, almost 30 km from 8am until 2pm. This was something we had to do. There was only one problem we needed bikes. We set out on Sunday morning and discovered thatContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador Quito Bike Day and Mitad del Mundo”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador – Day 2 Otavalo

The town of Otavalo is best known (if you believe the guide books) for its craft market which hits its peak on Saturday mornings. It was Saturday and it’s on the top things to do in Ecuador in both of our guide books so we had to go. You can book a tour but weContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador – Day 2 Otavalo”

Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Quito Day 1

We were surfing the internet one day and discovered that flying to Quito on December 25th was a bargain. So we went. We had a blast bumbling our way around a country where people went out of their way to help two clueless Canadians. The next few blog entries chronicle our trip. I would describeContinue reading “Two Clueless Canadians in Ecuador- Quito Day 1”