Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cartagena Day 1

We woke up bright and early to catch our flight to Cartagena, only an hour ten minute flight from Medellin. Would have been a 15 hour or so bus ride and the flight was very affordable. The airport was very … Continue reading

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Medellin Day 2 (Pablo Escobar Tour)

The next day, we went on a Pablo Escobar tour. I didn’t know too much about the guy, except that he was a huge drug lord in Colombia during his time. However I learned a lot from this tour and … Continue reading

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Medellin Day 1 (Arvi Park)

We stayed in an area called Poblado in Medellin. According to our guide book, this was an exclusive area for the wealthy that later on the city expanded and it became part of the city. However it still remains a … Continue reading

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Cali

We took am 8 hr bus from Pasto to Cali. Busses are relatively very expensive here, costed us about $23 for the 8 hr ride. In Ecuador they usually run about $1/hr. I woke up feeling a little queasy, and … Continue reading

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Tulcan, Ecuador/Ipiales, Colombia border crossing rental cars in Ecuador

We left Misahualli by taking a bus to the neighboring small city Tena, then taking a 6 hour bus ride back to Quito. The bus ride was pretty miserable, stopping every few minutes to pick up passengers and waiting in … Continue reading

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Misahualli Day 3-4-5 (Amazon Jungle Trip)

We signed up for 3 day/2 night jungle tour through a travel agency in Misahualli. It just so happened to be the agency our hostel in Banos recommended. Jose decided that he didn’t want to do the jungle tour so … Continue reading

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Misahualli day 2

The monkeys in this town are awesome. We woke up and headed to the main square and played with the monkeys for a good hour or two. They just run around and let you pet them or whatever. They crawl … Continue reading

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Banos day 7/Misahualli day 1 (puenting)

Today we had plans to finally head out of Banos. We wanted to go on a jungle trip and were told that the trips based out of Banos weren’t as good. So we planned to head 4 hours North to … Continue reading

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Banos day 6/Misahualli day 1 (puenting)

Today we had plans to finally head out of Banos. We wanted to go on a jungle trip and were told that the trips based out of Banos weren’t as good. So we planned to head 4 hours North to … Continue reading

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Banos Day 6 (Canopy)

This morning I was a little hungover, but I had already told Jon last night that that I would go canopying with him again. I kind of regretted the decision at the time, because I had already gone and wanted … Continue reading

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