Category: Travel

The Road Less Traveled

Originally posted on imperfectprogress.me:
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ― John Muir, Our National Parks We took the road less traveled recently, when we…

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

All I need is the balcony and a warm cup of tea in hand to feel comfortable and settled. And the days begin to blend, one into the other, as we make a temporary home, half a world away in this busy city.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

Day 6: Back to Quito
The city is not at all quiet, but somehow we quickly find peace here.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

Day 5: Chugchilan to Quilotoa I’m in the middle of explaining what today will be like to Lilah, as we head down a hill and out of Chugchilan for our last day of hiking the Quilotoa loop. I tell her that it will be…

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

My thoughts drift to the Andean men and women who live in these valleys and on these hills, their fields straight up the side of a mountain. It’s a wonder to me their crops ever take root at all on such a slope, but they do, all by hand with shovels and hoes and fingers.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

Day 3: Sigchos to Isinlivi Good morning, Latacunga! Your car horns, barking dogs, and roosters are plentiful early morning alarm clocks. We need the early start. We have a bus system to figure out and quite a trek ahead of us today. After packing…

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

Day 2: Latacunga We wake just minutes before our wheels touch ground (except Claire…awake watching a movie). After a quick exit and easy transition through immigration and security, we find our driver, Luis. He drives us safely and slowly through a dramatically different landscape…

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