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Monthly Archives: July 2013
While traveling to another country will always bring about new digestive experiences. It’s something every human does, eat. So instead of looking for the Euro/American food I plan to eat what I can from the locals. Here are a few … Continue reading
The Amazon Jungle Covering approximately 12’000,000 H., the major area of the Ecuadorian Amazon supports exuberant vegetation that is typical of humid tropical forests, its western limit is the Andes Mountain Range, Peru lies to the south and Colombia to … Continue reading
Yesterday I picked up my camera rig for the trip. I got an entry level Nikon D3100 and three lenses, 18-55mm, 55-200mm and a 70-300mm. So I was up early this morning with nervous anticipation to try the new rig out. I … Continue reading
Here is my new SOLAR charging station. This battery pack will charge my iPhone up to 7 times. There is also a wall outlet charger too. But you can’t beat free electricity from the sun. The adventure begins in 9 … Continue reading
Volcanoes Ecuador has at least 22 peaks over 13,780 feet in height. Of the two cordilleras, the Cordillera Oriental is wider and generally higher, with peaks averaging over 13,123 feet. The Cordillera Occidental, however, contains the highest point in Ecuador, which … Continue reading
I received my new Spot Connect. I’ve been testing it out. There was a bit of a learning curve but I think I have it dialed in now. So click on the My Spot icon to the right to follow my … Continue reading
A Birder’s Paradise No other country in the world has as many bird species in such a small land area. With a list of over 1,630 species, Ecuador ranks fourth in the world in bird diversity. Fourteen species … Continue reading
Well, here it is. The official list of a thousand ways to get sick and die in a third world foreign country. First off I found this little tit bit of interest. It is not unusual for many travelers to incur mild stomach upsets … Continue reading
I started my Typhoid oral vaccine week long regiment today. One pill every other day for 7 days. Can’t eat 2 hours before or 1 hour after. But I did get a cool wrist band in Typhoid orange. I didn’t … Continue reading