Cable cars, Cuenca and countryside

What we got up to in the rest of Ecuador: A downhill cycle ride to various waterfalls where you took rickety homemade cable cars across canyons to reach them (Banos) Wandered around a lovely colonial town with countless churches and stayed in the best hostel yet (Cuenca) Spent days alternating between lazing in a hammock…

Horse-riding through a cloud forest (and a crater lake)

We are now in Ecuador (our third country of the trip)! After whizzing round the sites of Quito which we weren’t too impressed with (and meeting an Aussie girl who had her bag nicked while she was wiping human excrement off herself!), we headed to the Quilotoa Loop. The loop is a group of highland…

Brazil photos

Some of our favourite snaps from beautiful Brazil:

Coffee and cowboys

Colombia is the world’s third largest producer of coffee (after Brazil and Vietnam) so a trip to the Zona Cafetera was a must on our itinerary. We travelled to a town called Manizales about seven hours west of Bogota by bus. From there we took a rattly jeep to the coffee farm owned by Juan…

Crocodiles on the beach in Colombia

I’d never realised that Colombia had a stretch of Caribbean coast, but it has some lovely beaches, as we discovered, in Tayona National Park. We slept in hammocks just behind the beach which was pristine with turquoise water and backed by jungle. Our only worries were avoiding falling coconuts and the odd cayman which ventured…