DIY Visit to “Mitad del Mundo” (the Middle of the World)

Mitad del Mundo is a monument marking where the Equator crosses through Equador. It is a must see for anyone who visits Quito, and lots of tour operators will try to sell you guided day trips there, but these tours are less flexible and usually much more expensive than doing it on your own. The […]

Downhill Biking, Ecuador

Going up to a height of 5000 meters in Cotopaxi National Park

6.45 a white pickup with bikes on the back was waiting for us outside our hostel. Inside was our guide and an 67 year old lady from England who were going with us up to the Cotopaxi Volcano, which has the second highest summit in Equador at 5897 meters above sea level. On the way […]


Quito: La Luz De América

When getting into Quito in the morning were determined to just get the sightseeing of the old city over with, both to having explored the neighbourhood where we were living and to see the things that the city was famous for. The highlight of our totally random walking city tour, with no goals or directions […]