Next Stop: Quito!

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View from Doctor's Office where I got my vaccination in Quito, EcuadorTomorrow we head to Quito, to spend a few days and probably not much beyond that. I’m not a big fan of cities these days, but they do prove a good place to stock up on essentials – e.g. Gummy bears and sim cards.

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Downsides of Travel – Wherever you go, the food is the same.

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Plate of Shrimp and Rice with patacones in Tonsupa, Ecuador

Sure, you can cook, sometimes, but there’s not always a convergence of convenient living arrangements and cool stuff to see. Though it’s not a rule, a lot of times, the more special, the more off the beaten path a place is, the harder it is to find a kitchen.

So typically, you end up eating at local restaurants, which usually are pretty cheap. Unfortunately, if you’re in a small town, you can exhaust all viable options in a day and a half. So if you want to stick around longer and look at the butterflies for a few more days, you’d better get really used to eating shrimp and rice for lunch and dinner. Or chicken and rice, for lunch and dinner. Or anything else with rice for lunch and dinner.

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Last day in Crucita, Ecuador

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A nice big takeoff for paragliding in Crucita, Ecuador. In the background you can see the beach and the town itself.

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Escape From Snake Island! Guest Post with Monsoon Diaries

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Snake IslandThrilled to have a guest post up on Monsoon Diaries!

Thanks, Calvin.


Back in Colombia!

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Green pasture with horses in the middle of it. This pasture happens to be the landing zone for the school where I learned how to paraglide in Bucaramanga, Colombia.Back in Colombia!

So happy to be back in Colombia after far too many months away. Getting here was a bit of an adventure, because in order to get the cheapest flight possible, I had an unprotected connection, which meant that if US Airways didn’t get me and my bags to Fort Lauderdale on time, I wouldn’t make it on my flight to Bogota with Jet Blue, and I’d lose the ticket.

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