May 27, 2014

Three Days and Three Rivers

May 22, 2014


Slowly the “Gilmer”, a big cargo boat and our home for the next three days, was drifting down the river Huallaga. The muddy river made turn after turn and the only thing to watch at this first part was other, smaller ships picking up and dropping off some passengers along the waterside. The land around […]

Posted in: Amazon, Peru, South America

On a Boat Again: The waterway to the Amazon

May 16, 2014


We had been on a twisty two-hour ride from Tarapoto and we were still a bit dizzy when we got out of the taxi at the muddy dock of Yurimaguas. Suddenly we found ourselves standing in the middle of about twenty touts, all shouting and pushing, trying to get us on to one of the […]

Posted in: Amazon, Peru, South America

From Chachapoyas to Yurimaguas

May 8, 2014


Back in Peru already for some days, enjoying sun, beach and delicious food in Mancora, it was time to travel in-land again. First stop Chachapoyas, a small city in the Amazon Region and vantage point to explore waterfalls and Pre-Inca ruins in the surrounding area. We found a room in a nice old colonial style […]

Cuenca: Slow-paced Colonial City

May 5, 2014


Our last days in Ecuador we spent in the colonial city of Cuenca. We got to know it as a relaxed, slow-paced city, with a pretty historical centre, partly located along a small river. On our first stroll along the old streets, we discovered a tiny antique shop and decided to step inside. When we […]

A day in Canoa

February 20, 2014


After some weeks in the highlands we were definitely up for some beach time again. Our plan was to stay in either Canoa or a bit further south in Puerto Lopez for some relaxing days. When we arrived late in the night in Canoa, everything seemed very quiet and we had no problems finding a […]

Posted in: Coast, Ecuador, South America

Garden of Ecuador

November 17, 2013


Nestled between green, lush mountains lays the small town of Mindo, a perfect stop after some days in a big city like Quito. The cloud forest provides this area with a vigorous flora and fauna, a great contrast to the highland landscape we had seen the past week. We arrived late in the evening, so the we didn’t […]