Puerto Lopez, we are finally back at the coast!

Puerto Lopez is a little working fishing town, a little rough around the edges but a great base for day trips.  Easily accessible are whale watching tours and some of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador. It also offers a great insight into some local Ecuadorean life styles while you watch this busy village in day to day life…

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Crossing the equator, Ecuador

Time seems to be flying, we’re now in the ninth country on our travels as we arrived into Ecuador. We can’t believe where this time is going.

Quito

 Another long bus ride took us to the capital Quito. Here we enjoyed exploring the colourful old town as we walked from iconic buildings to small craft making shops, honey producers and ice cream makers. The Ice cream here is made and sold on the streets, small stands have a large copper pans which sit into a bucket of ice. Sweets are made with the huge array of easily available fresh fruits like passion fruit and coconut. You can watch them make it straight in front of you, it’s a must to try.

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