Otavalo Markets, Ecuador

Otavalo, Ecuador

This morning I had an early start, ready for my day trip to the Otavalo Markets a couple of hours drive from Quito. I had booked a driver, Guillermo, who was fantastic. First up we drove to the animal markets at Otavalo, after stopping a few places for photos of the gorgeous scenery. The animal markets […]

A fleeting visit to Quito

Quito, Ecuador

After getting back to Quito from the rainforest I didn’t have much time, so it was a whirlwind tour of Quito Old Town. Unfortunately the weather was not great and not long into our excursion it started to rain. The irony of having been in a rainforest fully prepared for rain, which never truly eventuated, and […]

The Ecuadorian Amazon

The Ecuadorian Amazon

To get to the jungle was no easy feat.  I flew from Quito to Coca, then took a 2 hour motorised canoe ride up the Napo River (about 70 kms in total), then walked through the forest for half an hour, and then had another canoe ride (this time a dugout canoe) for 20 minutes […]