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Quilotoa & Chugchilán

Our monthly get-out-of-Quito trip in April was to Lake Quilotoa, a crater lake 171 kilometers (106 miles) away.  We stayed two nights in a hostel in Chugchilán, one of the villages close to the lake. Our trip there involved 1) … Continue reading

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Mindo: The Beauty and the Itch

Last weekend we visited Mindo, an ecotourism town about two and a half hours from Quito.  We stayed at Hacienda San Vicente, also known as La Casa Amarilla (the Yellow House). Highlights were: wonderful coffee, milk, and fruits, grown on the … Continue reading

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Nicaragua

We are in Costa Rica on a tourist visa which allows a maximum of 90 days within the country. As a consequence, language school students must exit the country periodically and re-enter 72 hours later to obtain another 90 days … Continue reading

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