We recently had an amazing 4 days away in the Amazon. It was one of the most incredible experiences, and I would whole heartedly encourage everyone to visit this special place.
By far the worst part of being away from home for so long is the amount of significant life events that you are just not there for. After 2+ years, there have been many.. as we near the end of our travels, there are only a few more we will miss but I want my Mum to know that today, I am thinking of her and sending all the love I can from the Amazon.
Happy Mothers Day! I Love You!
We recently did a day trip to Mindo, or what most affectionately refer to as the cloud forest. This is an amazing destination if you love nature and a small town feel.
Otavalo is about two hours north of Quito and is well known for its famous Saturday Market which was high on my list to see in Ecuador. We also had some other stops along the way for interesting Ecuadorian food, Laguna de Cuicocha and my highlight of the day, the animal market.
A collection of my favourite photographs from the Valle de Cocora hike:
Our experience crossing the Colombia/Ecuador border was a long and exhausting day. We had scoured the internet for recent information and spoken with other people about the topic. We had decided that, going early in the morning was our best bet. Upon arriving at the border at 5:45am, there was a decent line up, but the line was moving relatively quickly, so we were hopeful.. until about an hour in, when the line essentially stopped moving at all.
Medellín has been without a doubt one of my favourite cities to date. To come from one of the most dangerous cities in the world, to completely transform itself into the city you see today is truly incredible. After our mugging in Bogota, we were hesitant about Medellín (to say the least), but a 2 night stay, turned into a 4 night stay very quickly and here are some of my highlights of our stay in Medellín.