Transiting in Guayaquil, Ecuador: My Amazing Race from Cuenca to Puerto Lopez

Some cities can be intimidating, even for someone who grew up in one of the world’s speediest cities. Often, I lack the desire to linger in big cities, where the beats of life threaten to overwhelm all my senses. While … Continue reading Transiting in Guayaquil, Ecuador: My Amazing Race from Cuenca to Puerto Lopez

Agua Blanca, Ecuador: Socio-cultural sustainability at its best

I was counting on serendipity, and I was not disappointed. We first heard of Agua Blanca during our bus journey from Guayaquil to Puerto Lopez. A friendly passenger started conversing with us, and I took the opportunity to ask about … Continue reading Agua Blanca, Ecuador: Socio-cultural sustainability at its best

Playa Los Frailes: One of Ecuador’s most beautiful beaches

Playa Los Frailes is an exclusive beach, in the sense that it is located within the Machalilla National Park and one needs to key in your personal particulars before entering the gated compound. The good news is, it’s FREE, not overcrowded and … Continue reading Playa Los Frailes: One of Ecuador’s most beautiful beaches

Poor Man’s Galapagos: A real-life documentary at Isla de La Plata

The strategically-located Puerto Lopez is the gateway to the Poor Man’s Galapagos – more commonly known as Isla de La Plata (Silver Island) – where one will have up close encounters with the abundant marine birdlife such as blue-footed boobies, … Continue reading Poor Man’s Galapagos: A real-life documentary at Isla de La Plata