La Casa Amarilla

In Baños, Ecuador, I hiked from the tiny town in the valley to La Casa del Arbol above. It’s that famous swing on the edge of a cliff, basically a required tourist photo opp: The hike is a short two-and-a-half hours, but entirely up-hill as you leave the city behind. Luckily, part-way up, I came across La Casa Armarilla.…… Continue reading La Casa Amarilla

Llapingacho: Budget Vegetarian 101 in Ecuador

Ecuador changed their national currency in 2000 from the sucre to the US dollar after the sucre’s exchange rate dropped 70% in one year. Now at the whim of the US economy, the currency change can still be a gamble. But most people will say that now, at least, it’s a good thing. Mathematically-challenged estadounidenses traveling to Ecuador…… Continue reading Llapingacho: Budget Vegetarian 101 in Ecuador