Ecuador

Walking on Healing Water

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My two favorite things about South America are the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle, so I knew I was destined to love the town of Baños, Ecuador, which sits at the junction between them.

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The City Beneath the Slain Serpent

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Quito’s dangerousness, whether it lies more in fact or in paranoid gringo tourist fiction, is the one thing that prevents me from thinking it might soon become the best city in the world.

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Up the Devil’s Nose

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I jumped at the opportunity to experience one of the most important stretches of railway in South America and, arguably the world: The Nariz del Diablo historical train route in Ecuador.

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Las Islas de la Aventura

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From sea kayaking, to mountain biking, to snorkeling with sharks, the Galapagos Islands are not only paradise for nature lovers, but also for adventure seekers.

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Boobies at the Beach

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It might surprise you to learn that boobies were the highlight of my beach time in the Galapagos until, at least, you learn which type of boobies I’m talking about.

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The Origin of Neuroses

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I knew the Galapagos islands would be unlike any place I’ve ever seen – I just didn’t know they’d make me be like I’ve never been!

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