Bus to Latacongua/Zumbahua then bike Quilatoa – Chugchillan – Isinlivi – Toacaso
So… despite the ride being officially ‘over’, I’ve found myself back in South America once more. It seems I can’t escape this continent. A free return air ticket, … [ Read More → ]
After several hard days of backcountry riding from Quilatoa, I’ve finally made it to Riobamba – Quechua/Spanish for the ‘river on the plateaux’. Unfortunately, my lax attitude towards water and street food may have caught up with me (though I … [ Read More → ]
I love markets… For their boundless vibrancy. Their towering displays of food. The sense of community. The people watching potential.
As tempting as it is, I try not to take too many portraits of people unawares. I’ll snap a few … [ Read More → ]
With Ecuador famed for its Avenue of Volcanoes – as coined by German explorer Alexander von Humboldt back in the 19th century – I took the opportunity to stretch out my legs by tackling the climb up to Volcán Pichincha, … [ Read More → ]
After a medley of trains, planes and even a nocturnal bicycle ride across LA (with dumpster-diving feed en route), here I am back in Quito. Or rather Tumbaco, a small town squeezed between steep, quilted hills, set some 12 kms … [ Read More → ]
For various reasons which I’ll expand on at some point, I’ve had to put my journey on hold for a few of months.
I now find myself back in the UK, desperately missing the road and its rhythm. The bananas … [ Read More → ]