GringosAbroad Ecuador

June 2011

Galapagos Trip: Day 4

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

This morning we headed out to hike up a volcano – Sierra Negra. After a crazy (muddy) hike we came to the caldera (or crater) where we could see … fog. It wasn’t that surprising – it had rained for the whole hike up the mountain. But it was a little disappointing. We were soaked [...]

Galapagos Trip: Days 2 & 3

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

So after surviving a day offline (it wasn’t that bad … really) we are connected again. In the last 48 hours we traveled from Santa Cruz Island to Floreana Island and then to Isabela Island. Its been very busy. We’ve seen giant tortoises, sea lions, blue footed boobies, frigate birds, the Galapagos Dove, white tipped [...]

Galapagos Trip: Day 1

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

We spent half of our day traveling to the Galapagos Islands. Flying out of Cuenca at 8am put us in Guayaquil at 8:30. We left Guayaquil at 10am and landed on Baltra Island at 10:45 – thanks to the one hour time difference between the islands and the mainland (flight took 1hr 45min to cover [...]

Galapagos Islands: Here We Come!

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

When we were deciding to move to Ecuador one of the things that we found exciting was that the Galapagos Islands are just off the coast.  And we asked ourselves, “How could we live in Ecuador and not visit the Galapagos?”  We love to travel/explore, and the Galapagos is one of the most unique places [...]

Weekly Photo – Skies Above Quito Ecuador

Ecuador Travel, Quito Ecuador

Sunset shots are common and usually only mean something to the photographer – so maybe you won’t like this one either. The sky (thanks to the sunset) was the most dramatic that I’ve seen from a plane. It felt surreal. The shot was taken while on a return flight from Quito to Cuenca. What do [...]

This is part of our My Life in Ecuador Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here. Ecuador Expat Profile: 2 Texas Gals, Cuenca Ecuador The Expats: 2 Texas Gals What is your blog url? Where are you currently living? I live in San Antonio, my partner in the blog lives in [...]

This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here.  Ecuador Expat Profile: Jeff Stern, Quito Ecuador The Expat: Jeff Stern What is your blog url? Where are you currently living? Quito, Ecuador. 4 years. What’s Your Story? We are a family of four and own a [...]

Yesterday, Dena was featured on the super-popular GoGoBot blog. She discussed the following The Five Best Side Trips From Cuenca Ecuador: Chordeleg El Chorro Waterfall El Cajas National Park Ingapirca – Incan Ruins Yunguilla Valley Check out Denas full featured post here. Here are a few pictures of these areas, that didn’t get used in [...]

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