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Galapagos Islands Map
OCTOBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. The Galapagos Islands were on my ‘Bucket List’. SUGGESTION: I strongly suggest that, if you can, you should bring your own snorkelling equipment. This will give you the freedom to explore on your own … as well as bring down the cost of some of your day trips. Before we continue, let me be clear: The Galapagos Islands are one of the 7 wonders of the modern world They know it They make you pay for it You are a captive market They have you […]

Galapagos – Ecuador – (How To Do) A Cheap Two Week Tour



Ayampe - Los Orishas - Beach South
AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Puerto Lopez at the Hostal Dannita. Because I use BOOKING.COM all the time, I got a ‘Genius Discount’ and paid US$12 / night (down from US$15) for a ‘basic’ Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, TV (which I never used), good in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. It was located 1.5 blocks inland from the main road. Puerto Lopez is an ‘ugly’ town with the beachfront road being the only ‘nice’ area. You, really, […]

Ayampe – Ecuador – Information



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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Canoa at the Hotel & Restaurant Amalur. Because I use BOOKING.COM all the time, I got a ‘10% Genius Discount’ and paid US$20 / night (down from US$25) for a ‘basic’ Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, good in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite.It was located in the centre of town about 200 metres from the beach.Canoa is a ‘rustic’ town with the main character focused around the inner streets. The skies were […]

Puerto Lopez – Ecuador – Information



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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Quito at the Hostal Mediodia. I got a ‘last minute deal’ and paid US$10 / night (down from US$15) for a Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, Cable TV (with several English speaking channels), (poor) in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. It was on the edge of the ‘historical centre’: The streets around the hotel were very ‘uninspiring’ … there were no nice cafes nor bars to while-away-the-time in. I found myself getting away from […]

Canoa – Ecuador – Information



Ecuador - Central Highlands Route Map
JULY / AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I had already been to Banos and Tena. From Tena, I had hoped to get into the Amazon and, perhaps, go even further north to Coca to get even deeper into the Amazon. I didn’t like Tena much. As a town, it is ‘drab’ and lacks ‘character’. And, alas, the weather was also too miserable (for us ‘wrinklies’ anyway) to get the best out of the day trips that Tena does offer … So, I turned my head south (to better weather) and […]

Central Highlands – Ecuador – A One Week Tour



Puerto Misahualli - Riverboats
JULY 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Banos at the Hostal Maria Jose. I got a ‘last minute deal’ and paid US$15 / night (down from US$20) for a Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, Cable TV, and Hot Water Ensuite. It was located 2.5 blocks from the main square and ‘western’ bars. The wifi was unusable and the included Breakfast was very simple (but, typical of what you get in this price range). It was time to move on to […]

Tena – Ecuador – Information