10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Quilotoa Loop

The Quilotoa Loop: an epic, multi-day trek deep in back-road country. Here, you’ll find breath-taking landscapes where the full beauty of mother nature is revealed. Small villages where life goes on as it has for hundreds of years. And a volcanic crater lake which locals swear has no bottom: the Continue Reading

Hiking the Quilotoa Loop: Isinlivi to Chugchilán & a dilemma

If you hike the Quilotoa Loop counterclockwise, like we did, you’ll go from Isinlivi to Chugchilan. And from Chugchilan to Isinlivi if you do it clockwise, naturally. So after getting thoroughly lost two days before and enjoying a low-key day-trip the day after that, we finally hit the road again. Continue Reading

Birthdays, waterfall chasing and a reality check

A series of birthdays January has been a month of birthdays in the family. Anthony (the 11-year-old)’s was on 10 January, Kevin (the 3-year-old)’s was on 16 January, and then mine a couple of days later. For Anthony’s birthday we had sopa de gallina (chicken soup) with freshly caught chicken, Continue Reading

Naples: Faith, Food and Further Thoughts

To round up this series on Naples and the surrounding area, I present to you: the churches that we saw (faith), what we ate (food) and, perhaps most importantly, a question: should you visit Naples? (Further thoughts.) I apologise if the alliteration is too much for you! Faith Like in Continue Reading