Why you’ll love Ecuador

Why you’ll love Ecuador

So, I reckon I should work for Tourism Ecuador I am so into the shit that they’re selling. Before coming to this teeny tiny country, I had hardly given it a thought beyond it being a stopover from Peru to Colombia. How silly I was! After travelling from Chile up through Bolivia and Peru, I can honestly say it is my favourite. Here’s why you should go: It’s uber chilled From the moment I crossed the border, I felt immediately at ease…

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10 things to do in toilets (Baños, Ecuador)

10 things to do in toilets (Baños, Ecuador)

Baños, named after its thermal baths (but often confused with “toilets”), is about four hours by bus from Quito in Ecuador and a super fun town. It’s hard for me to pinpoint a highlight from my time here, and some of it probably shouldn’t be shared (hi, Mum). I dove off a 100m bridge, jumped backwards off a waterfall, got myself steamed in a wooden box and at one point there was even wrestling. Here are my top 10 things to…

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Latino men – a different species

Latino men – a different species

Ahhh, the infamous Latino man. You hear that stereotype about the “latin lover” – he can dance, he can romance, he can take you to the moon and back. He can also eyeball at a whole new level. It took a while for me to learn and adjust to their unique ways while travelling, which DO vary vastly from those of your average Australian man or any gringo, really. Here’s what I have gathered in my experiences so far in South America:…

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When you say “why not?” and end up in a pizza oven

When you say “why not?” and end up in a pizza oven

Now, I am all for doing random shit as anybody who knows me is well aware. Whether it’s a drumming journey in Sydney to discover my spirit animals or visiting a black barber shop in North Carolina to see patterns shaved into mens’ heads, I am there. Generally speaking, these experiences turn out to be positive, oftentimes hilarious and, if nothing else, interesting and “a story”. Above: Shamanic ceremony with medicine wheel in Paddington, Sydney. Sometimes, though, in the midst…

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Machupicchu – Dyndal’s disappointment and 7 tips

Machupicchu – Dyndal’s disappointment and 7 tips

Machupicchu…so famous, so necessary to visit, such a pain in the ass! I feel a bit negative and super sheepish writing that, but I want to be brutally honest. Despite it being obviously amazing, it wasn’t exactly the experience I had hoped for. Perhaps I was at the start of my travels and not quite “in the groove” yet, I am not sure. Perhaps it just didn’t fit with my personal type of travel: spontaneous, winging it and value for…

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