We left town for the lakeside village of Munyonyo, stopping at Cassia Lodge (proclaimed the best view in Kampala). A momentous occasion because it was our first trip out of the capital–and–Alexandra’s first-ever ride in a matatu.
We take to the road, driving first to Luquillo Beach for lunch at the famed food kiosks before heading down the eastern coast and to the south side of the tropical rain forest of El Yunque.
Brilliant sunshine awoke us around 7:30am on a Sunday morning, beginning our first full day in Puerto Rico. We packed up our things, checked out of Coqui, and took a nice leisurely drive deeper into the heart of the Puerto Rican capital.
Heading north from Lake Quilotoa, we overshot our final destination (Quito) by two hours to catch one of the largest and most famous markets in all of South America. Ecuador Route Map: Click on the image above to browse the map and […]
We drastically underestimated this hike. From the village, we were thinking “Let’s take a walk around the rim!” 20 minutes in, however, we already knew this was going to be one heck of a challenge.
Hiking the rim around a 12,800 foot “crater” lake was high on our list of must-do adventures in Ecuador, but we soon found that half the adventure was just getting there. Ecuador Route Map: Click on the image above to […]
Riding a dune buggy along a narrow, winding Andean highway wasn’t something we ever planned on doing, or really even thought of during our backpacking trip along the Ecuadorian Andes. But when in Baños…