Hiking the “Skywalk”

A short, approx. 2-hour hike starting directly from Black Sheep Inn, lead me down into a canyon, along the canyon - including sheep's on the way -  up through a tiny rock chasm, and... I was rewarded with a steep view down into the canyon on the other side. Walking along the path is nothing … Continue reading Hiking the “Skywalk”

Baños (de Agua Santa) and volcano Tungurahua

Leaving Riobamba with a short glimpse of Chimborazo volcano in the back. Arrived in Banos in the valley next to Tungurahua (5.023m), an active volcano located in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador, at the northern end of Sanguay National Park. The busride, which went around the volcano, revealed the geological structures formed by the past … Continue reading Baños (de Agua Santa) and volcano Tungurahua

A walk in the park: 1 day hike in Cajas National Park

As soon as I pass through mountains I want to hike them. With a guided day tour I went to Cajas National Park. The hike starts at Laguna Llaviuci (3.100m), close to the Park's entrance and marks the park`s lowest elevation area. Thus, the vegetation here is mainly cloud / mountain forest. Very tropical, yet … Continue reading A walk in the park: 1 day hike in Cajas National Park

From Guayaquil to Cuenca

Off I go by mini van. 12USD for the approx 3.5 hour journey to Cuenca. The journey is quick and pleasant, although we drive through massive fog. We ascend from sea level in Guayaquil into the mountains, passing the highest point at 4.100m and descent to 2.600m in Cuenca. On the way I see again … Continue reading From Guayaquil to Cuenca

Galapagos: Wild volcanic islands

Visiting Galapagos islands for about 7 days. I did not read a lot upfront, e.g. weather, distances between islands, other island specifics, just bought a plane ticket, got a tip from a friend to go to Santa Cruz island / Puerto Ayora and explore from their by day trips. So here comes my Galapagos itinerary … Continue reading Galapagos: Wild volcanic islands