The Quilotoa Loop Ecuador s Hidden Treasure The Quilotoa area high up in the Andes of South America lies about miles or kilometers southwest of Quito Ecuador as the crow flies Though I d lived in Ecuador for over three years I d neve

  • Title: The Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador's Hidden Treasure
  • Author: Susan Schenck Nate Resnick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Quilotoa area, high up in the Andes of South America, lies about 43 miles or 70 kilometers southwest of Quito, Ecuador, as the crow flies Though I d lived in Ecuador for over three years, I d never heard of these majestic mountains and villages surrounding the Quilotoa crater lake a magnificent sight that inspires breathtaking awe, right up there with Niagara Falls, tThe Quilotoa area, high up in the Andes of South America, lies about 43 miles or 70 kilometers southwest of Quito, Ecuador, as the crow flies Though I d lived in Ecuador for over three years, I d never heard of these majestic mountains and villages surrounding the Quilotoa crater lake a magnificent sight that inspires breathtaking awe, right up there with Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Sahara Desert, and other wonders of the world Most foreigners who live in Ecuador have never heard of it Most surprisingly, even many Ecuadorians I ve met draw a blank when I mention this hidden treasure So when Nate, a professional photographer whose website is nateinecuador suggested we collaborate on a book about this largely unknown spot, I readily agreed We invited our friend Peggy to go with us Join us on our journey You can come along vicariously and enjoy the 49 stunning photos in this book Our mission with this photo book is to enlighten as many people as possible about this beautiful area If you can handle the altitude, you don t have to be a fit hiker to enjoy this area You can still see most of the sights by taking a bus or car or even riding a horse You may even be inspired to go there yourself When you get ready to make this trip, there are some points to be aware of The last ATM machine you ll find is in Latacunga Also, be prepared to get unplugged Many of these villages have no Internet, while for those that do, the connection is sketchy and very slow In two weeks, there were only two days I could answer a few emails Even cell phone connections are unreliable Be aware of the Ecuadorian tradition that when you book a room at a hostel, you usually pay per person rather than per room So often it s just as cheap for a couple to have separate rooms great to know if one of them snores The hostels are inexpensive but often not what you may be used to Bring sandals for when you shower That s a lesson I learned in my 20s after getting athlete s foot in a hotel shower To this day I get occasional flare ups Bring a warm sweater or better yet, don t You ll be overwhelmed with inexpensive alpaca sweaters for sale Be sure to bring raingear, gloves, sunscreen, hiking boots, and of course, a camera If you bring a phone, get Claro rather than Movistar In some of the villages, Claro is the only cell phone that has reception Bring plenty of cash, and especially small bills like 10 or under Change is hard enough to get in Cuenca the third largest city of Ecuador but even scarcer higher up in the Andes Credit cards are almost never accepted Note that when I don t list the hostel address, it s because the village is so small, there is no address or none required You ll find the place easily enough due to the size of the town Also note that that your mileage may vary my pedometer readings may be a bit off, making the mileage as much as 10 to 15% higher Time is the most important variable figure that it takes about an hour to go a mile due to the uneven terrain.

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    1. Caveat emptor -- Amateurish travel diary, not a professionally written guideI'm a little angry at myself for not paying closer attention before I bought this self-published ebook on . If I'd bothered to preview it or look more closely at the reviews, I wouldn't have. My husband and I are preparing for a trip to Ecuador with friends from the country, and they'd mentioned how beautiful this area is, so I was intrigued by the title of this book. I "one-click" bought it before previewing it. Unfortu [...]

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