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Hiking in Quito, Ecuador – Ruca Pichincha Trail

Hiking in Quito, Ecuador – Ruca Pichincha Trail

After being here for over a week now I figured it was time to do some hiking in Quito. Trust me, you need to acclimatize to the altitude here before attempting any of these trails. Sendero al Ruco Pichincha is a popular trail for weekend hikes in Quito. It is easily accessible from the city via cable car and offers spectacular views of Quito down below. With the great views come the difficulties of hiking at high altitude. The trail…

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How is international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How is international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My last flight was exactly 7 months ago from Denver to San Jose, Costa Rica. I remember my friend and I making fun of the guy boarding in front of us because he had a tube of Clorox wipes in his backpack. A few people on the plane were also wiping down their tray tables with these soon to be hard to find wipes. What is wrong with these people I thought to myself? Little did I know that was…

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House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

After almost six months of being trapped in Boquete, Panama I was definitely ready to move on. There were pretty limited travel options from Panama at the time and the idea of house sitting in Panama City had never occurred to me. It was a toss-up between Mexico and Ecuador. Ecuador wanted a $200 Covid-19 test to enter. Mexico wanted nothing. But I had never been to Ecuador before. Ecuador it was. When the hospital in David, Panama refused to…

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Hiking in Boquete, Panama – La Piedra De La India Vieja Trail

Hiking in Boquete, Panama – La Piedra De La India Vieja Trail

Hiking La Piedra De La India Vieja in Boquete, Panama is quite the challenge. It is probably the toughest trail I have hiked in Boquete so far. And it is also the toughest trail to find! Even with all my pictures and descriptions that will follow, I’m still not sure if you will be able to find it by yourself. Luckily for me, I didn’t have that problem. A few weeks prior to our hike, a local lady had seen…

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