Tag Archive: Ecuador

7 Trips I (Almost) Regret Not Taking–and Whether I’ll Go in the Future #travel #ttot

Las Cajas National Park

Have you ever traveled somewhere and opted not to visit the country next door or to take that highly recommended day or side trip that you easily could have squeezed in? This has happened to me a number of times. In some cases, I wanted to take the trip and couldn’t. In others, I wasn’t …

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Indigenous Ecuadorian Woman Chatting on Cellphone at Market (Photo of the Day)

Indigenous Ecuadorian Woman at Market Near Cuenca

Today’s photo of an indigenous Ecuadorian woman was taken at a market somewhere near Cuenca. I think I shot it at Gualaceo, but it might have been at Chordeleg. I visited both that particular day. What Inspired the Shot? I love taking photos of people and I liked the expression on this woman’s face; she…

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Trippy Travel Game #21: Ecuador OR Panama? You tell me!

Ecuador or Panama? You tell me!

Play this fun photo guessing game and possibly win a mention/link back to your site! It’s not so easy, but it’s always fun. Here’s bit of a deviation from the regular game. This time, you’ll view photos from Ecuador and Panama and tell me which are from which country–and give a 1-sentence explanation of why…

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Trippy Travel Photo #17: Pumapungo Ruins—Cuenca, Ecuador

Trippy Travel Photo 17

In the 17th round of the  Trippy Travel Photo Game, the winner identified the photo of the Pumapungo Ruins in Cuenca, Ecuador. He followed these steps to arrive at the answer… 1. Look at the Photo/Study the Details

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Trippy Travel Photo #15: Ecuadorian Pig’s Face, Up Close and Personal


In Trippy Travel Photo Game #15, the photo was of an Ecuadorian pig–up close and personal. People followed these steps, guessed and in a short period of time, there was a winner! Here’s what they did to play the game: 1. Look at the Photo/Study the Details

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Manic Mannequins Take On Ecuador: 10 Journeys Through Time and Space


Ever wonder what it would be like to experience time travel? I did it this summer and would now like to share with you my secret–my number one tip, in fact. Visit Ecuador and go window shopping. That’s it. See, in cities like Quito and Cuenca (and even some small towns), a unique time travel…

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Nature in Chains: 10 Photographic Paradoxes


Inanimate Objects–Obstruction or Part of the Scene? When photographing nature, we often see chains, fences and ropes within the landscape and wish they weren’t there. It’s easy to feel there’s ‘something wrong with that picture,’ so to speak. There’s a contradiction, right? A paradox, in fact. Nature, after all, is beauty and freedom. When I…

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Quirky Quito: 8 Ways It’s Changed Since the Mid-90s


I lived in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, 15 years ago and recently had the chance to visit it again for the first time in 13 years (I did visit it a couple years after I left). Of course, the first thing I noticed was that the city has changed. A lot. The second thing…

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6 Reasons I Took a Break from Blogging: Results, Rewards and What’s Next

Borobudur Buddha and Stupa

When I took my recent trip to Ecuador and Panama, I went with my usual backpack of travel stuff (carefully packed and not too heavy) and some new high-tech equipment: my new camera—an Olympus XZ-1 (a high-end point and shoot)–and my iPad2 (plus an amazing Zaggmate keyboard and a WordPress app). I was all packed…

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My 2011 Summer Trip: Decision/Mystery Location Revealed

For about a month or so, I was strongly considering a trip to Indonesia this summer. It had been on Top 5 list for a while and a friend of mine was possibly going to join me. After a trial run and settling on separate travel initially plus meeting up in Bali later, she decided (for health/financial reasons) not to take the trip.

I still wanted/planned to go, however. I even made contact with an English teacher in Sumatra and was possibly going to stay with her and volunteer teach and then travel around, ending the trip in Bali. It sounded just right…

Decision Followed by Hesitation…

photo © 2011 Glenn Carter | more info (via: Wylio)

But every time I went to hit the ‘purchase ticket’ button, I hesitated. I began to wonder if it was fear (of earthquakes since the Japan situation shook me up) or something else.

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