we decided to head to ecuador with the few weeks we had left, but it had to be a quick trip. we need to be back in bogota by october 1st to meet my siblings and my dad for our last 10 days in colombia. so, we chose strategically where to spend the little time we had. we made our first stop just past the border at the small town of tulcan. it had a famous cemetery with loads of sculpted shrubery. so, we roamed around and caught a few of our favorites on camera before hitting the road again.
after our short stop in tulcan, we headed to otavalo (which promised to have a great handicraft market) and found the hostel where we camped for a few nights. it was just outside of town, up in the surrounding hills and had some great views of the volcanoes in the area.
from otavalo, we headed down to banos to celebrate our fourth anniversary and do a little relaxing after being on the road for so many days in a row. we found a great hostel (hostel chimenea) that had private rooms with balconies for $17 a night. ecuador’s prices on everything from food to gasoline are pretty sweet, by the way.
more from the quick trip through ecuador to come…