Otavalo’s Hidden Gems (Part 3): Why you should visit this crumbling museum

Museo Otavalango backstrap weaving Otavalo Ecuador

Museo Otavalango Some people will tell you never to visit the same place twice. “The world is so big and life is so short, why waste time revisiting?” I don’t subscribe to that point of view at all. Life is so short – sometimes your time is better spent returning Continue Reading

Quito – Hiking (sort of), Guayasamin Museum (again) and El Panecillo (at last)

Following my horseback riding day trip to the Pululahua volcano crater, I had an entire weekend to kill in Quito and spent most of it hanging out with my friend Linda and some of her other friends. It’s amazing how I’ve spent almost 2 weeks in Quito (in total) since Continue Reading

Daytrips from Otavalo – Peguche and Cotacachi

From Otavalo, there are a number of places nearby worth visiting. As part of the cultural excursions with the school in the afternoons, I’ve visited the community of Peguche and the city of Cotacachi via bus. Each trip took less than 3 hours. Peguche Waterfall This is about a 10-minute Continue Reading

Naples National Archaeological Museum: Art from Antiquity

This wasn’t actually on our itinerary originally. But because of the bad weather preventing us from going up to Mount Vesuvius, we ended up coming here instead with our tour guide Fabio. And I have to say – I’m not sure Mount Vesuvius would have been better. If you are Continue Reading