Canoa can impress

   The first impression I had of Canoa was not a very nice one. It is still very much damaged from the earthquake, with piles of rubble, metal, bricks and bamboo lying round. I got off the bus and walked down the malecón to find a place to stay for the next few days, and…

Time to continue  down the coast

   I am back on the road again. I spent the last three weeks volunteering in a hostel in Mompiche, and the time had finally come for me to put my backpack on and carry on South. I honestly did not want to leave, I kept postponing my trip and just volunteering extra days, which…

Dear ….,

   Mompiche, ECUADOR January 4th, 2017 Dear …., I hope all is well with life back home. I’m writing because I just had one of the most amazing experiences here in Ecuador. We had a full town power outage here in Mompiche tonight. It actually was kind of nice, sitting by candle light,surrounded by peacefulness…

Dear ….,

I have this thing with a few of my friends where whenever I experience a moment that is profoundly beautiful, magical and in all other ways special, but I experience it alone, I sit down and write them an email, trying to elegantly describe exactly what I felt at that very second. These are some…

To the crater and back

Quilotoa is a place that seems to be overlooked by travelers. Very few people who I have met along the way have heard of it or, better yet, done it. And it’s a shame as it’s one of the best and beautiful self-guided hikes you can do in Ecuador, with a magnificent reward at the…

A good bye to a good year

      I’ve always disliked New Year’s Eve. There always used to be this pressure of having a balling celebration to kick of the year with friends and family. And normally I’ve always complained that the entire year has been a bit crap, so there’s no point in festivities. However, this end of year is…