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Ambato, Riobamba, y Alausi

If I never see another french fry in my life, it might be too soon. I haven’t actually been eating that many of them, but Ecuador has french fries in abundance! Specifically, salchipapas, literally just french fries mixed with cut … Continue reading

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Quilotoa Loop

My Ecuador Lonely Planet guide has a list of weekly markets – which town has their big market on which day. Since I’m only spending 11 days in Ecuador, at first it looked like I wouldn’t be able to hit … Continue reading

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Manizales

I thought Manizales was going to be a smallish town up in the Andes. Wrong. It felt HUGE (keep in mind, my sense of population size is skewed these days) and sprawling! The town is based on top of a … Continue reading

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Caribbean Costa Rica: Cahuita and Puerto Viejo

I didn’t anticipate enjoying the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica. I was VERY wrong. People in Western Costa Rica have nothing good to say about the Caribbean side, and are almost disgusted when you tell them you’re going there! They … Continue reading

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Monte Verde

Monte Verde was AWESOME. I could have spent so much more time there, but unfortunately only spent 3 nights. After leaving Montezuma I made my way up to Santa Elena/Monte Verde by bus on the most mountainous road I have … Continue reading

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