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Trip Report Canoa: sea, surf and pain!
20/06/2015 - Canoa - Ecuador If "relax" was a city, it would be Canoa in Ecuador. As soon as you arrive here, you feel stressfree. You feel peace running through your body. It is a small city. You just walk 200 meters from the bus stop and you are o
Trip Report Selva Y Vida
Sunday, the 3rd of May - 8a.m. Seventy-hours since I left France, I am in my room in Hotel Plaza in the city of Macas, headtown of the province of Morona Santiago. The project director Cesar knocks. I open the door and he starts speaking to me in Sp
Trip Report Animal Shelter
On the Saturday 30th of May, I take the bus to go from Macas to Cuenca. It is a 7 hours bus ride. At mid-way the road becomes so dizzying that I am heart-in-mouth looking at the landscape! We are in the mountains and there are no fences. Sometimes it
Trip Report Day 18 : “The hardest part of a trip is the journey back home”
I’m in France now. It’s over. Already. I came back. I said goodbye to all my Ecuadorian friends, who are now my brothers and sisters. I said goodbye to this wonderful country, where we discovered what “brotherhood” means. We were all silent i
Trip Report Day 3 : why so many bumps !?
I knew that Ecuador is a mountainous country, as it’s crossed by the Andes. I was aware I would see wonderful landscapes, climbed up to 3200m, and met volcanoes which never sleep. However, I honestly didn’t think that the roads too would be so bu
Trip Report Day one : a long journey over the ocean
It was a sunny Saturday of July. We just got our A-level results (we call it “Baccalauréat” in France) and while most of our fellow mates were going on holidays, we were boarding in a plane to Madrid. But we didn’t have time to enjoy spanish t