Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Baños was a lot of fun in the sun. Maybe too much, since some of my skin was now in revolt from the generous offerings of UV you get in Ecuador (Ecuador is Spanish for Equator). After taking a dark day I felt perhaps I was ready to head south to Cuenca?    ...
Baños, Ecuador

Baños, Ecuador

With my bicycle issues resolved? It was time to soak in some more Ecuador. What better place than Baños?       Similarly to San Gil in Colombia, you can’t throw a rock in Baños without hitting an adventure sport activity location. But as a frugal...
Otavalo & Quito, Ecuador

Otavalo & Quito, Ecuador

  My Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires had arrived a day early. And my Ecuador research was complete. I was ready to embark upon this new country. But it wouldn’t be an adventure if things were that easy           From the modicome of...
Pasto, Colombia

Pasto, Colombia

On one of my cable car rides in Manizales (in the Colombian Coffee Region) I was sitting with a girl and her mountain bike. By the way she was suited she seemed pretty serious about mountain biking. After a bit of small talk, which she initiated trying to practice her...
Popayán, Colombia

Popayán, Colombia

      Colombia’s White City, Popayán, draws a crowd for the uniform beauty of it’s downtown area. But the reason behind why everything is white is definetly not beautiful       UNESCO has declared Popayán as a World City of...
Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

  I had heard some less then glowing things about Cali. But how could you not go to where the salsa is the spiciest?           For a fairly big city (2.4 Million inhabitants) Cali still has a chill vibe that I really enjoyed. Maybe...