Nicky Lodge in Cuyabeno Nature Reserve – Jungle Walks and Canoe Rides

My first trip to the Amazon was on a 4-day tour with Nicky Lodge, their standard tour. The itinerary was quite packed, but I left feeling like I’d gotten a real feel for the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest in the world. Early morning canoe excursions Our days started really Continue Reading

Otavalo – Christmas shopping, eating guinea pig and some bad luck

Christmas shopping in Otavalo One weekend in mid-December, I went to Otavalo to get some Christmas presents and send them home. Otavalo, as I’ve mentioned before, is most famous for the indigenous market on Saturdays where they sell lots of handicrafts and crafted goods like ponchos, tapestries, scarves and bags. Continue Reading