My Failed Attempt To Conquer Cotopaxi

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Two grueling hours of climbing through ashy volcanic dirt, each frustrating step taken, I slid backward half a step. We progressed slowly, rhythmically. Sergio, our Ecuadorian guide lead the way, with Stonie and I tagging along, bundled up in bright blue and red, wearing steel-toed boots, equipped with a light daypack and glacial-climbing equipment, our […]

Into The Andes: The High Road Through Ecuador

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 8 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. When Ania was a little girl in the Quebec countryside, […]

Places To See Before You Die: The Galapagos

Friday, November 7, 2008

Can you tell how the number of posts I do about South America increases dramatically the colder it gets here in New York? Anyways, a trip to Ecuador is only half-complete without a stop in the Galapagos. Just a short hour-and-a-half flight from Quito, over 60,000 people make the trip every year to see the […]

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