South America 2019-202x
unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Selected region: Ecuador

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Aug 20, 2019  —   Ecuador
After three months in Ecuador, the country is now one of my favourite. I like everything in this small country; the mountains, the markets, the villages...
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Aug 19, 2019  —   Ecuador
It's the end of my visit in Ecuador. I am heading toward the small town of Zaruma for a night, and the next day, I will cross the border and enter Peru.Curiously...
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Aug 16, 2019  —   Ecuador
The Cajas National Park, only 30 kilometres from Cuenca, is a vast mountainous area of páramo and glacial lakes. This very wet and foggy region is considered...
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Aug 14, 2019  —   Ecuador
Cuenca is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador after Quito. The capital is more impressive, but it's not a city where I would like to live since...
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Aug  8, 2019  —   Ecuador
I am now driving towards the town of Baños.As usual, instead of going by a fast-paved road, I drove some small mountain roads in order to enjoy the scenery...
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Aug  5, 2019  —   Ecuador
A nice excursion near Otavalo is to go to the Lagunas de Mojanda at an altitude of 3720 metres. A popular place of interest is to visit the Mitad del...
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Aug  3, 2019  —   Ecuador
Otavalo is famous for its legendary craft market. If someone wants to buy a souvenir from Ecuador, it's the place to come. But watch out, bargaining is...
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Aug  1, 2019  —   Ecuador
Mindo is a small village known for the number of bird species in its surroundings; more than 400 have been observed. However, during the nice season...
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Jul 20, 2019  —   Ecuador
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located in spectacular scenery at an altitude of 2800 metres, surrounded by lovely mountains. The “Old Town”...
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Jul 11, 2019  —   Ecuador
I'm still exploring the Cayambe-Coca National Park from the city of Cayambe. Yes Cayambe is a city, a park, and a volcano.This time, I went to the mountain...
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Jul  9, 2019  —   Ecuador
The park is home to Cayambe Volcano, the third-highest summit of the country with a height of 5790 metres. It's a vast territory that I explored from...
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Jul  7, 2019  —   Ecuador
I went to Laguna de Secas to see condors. On the internet, everybody says that they are easy to observe. It was the truth!On the previous photo, there...
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Jul  5, 2019  —   Ecuador
The Cotopaxi Volcano is a magnificent symmetrical cone covered by a glacier. To see this awesome summit in all its glory requires a bit of luck since...
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Jul  2, 2019  —   Ecuador
The Quilotoa is a crater lake, with a width of about 3 kilometres, that was created after the collapse of a volcano that erupted some 600 years ago. The...
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Jun 30, 2019  —   Ecuador
The Quilotoa loop is a circular road going around the famous Laguna Quilotoa. It's a popular itinerary with hikers since the roads and trails cross picturesque...
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Jun 29, 2019  —   Ecuador
Zumbahua is a small town located about 12 km south of Laguna Quilotoa, at an altitude of 3800 metres. The main highlight of the place is the weekly market...
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Jun 27, 2019  —   Ecuador
The market in Saquisilí has been one of the most impressive I've seen in Ecuador. The day starts with the animals market, on the outskirt of town, and...
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Jun 26, 2019  —   Ecuador
The small town of Pujilí is host to an interesting biweekly market. The market is located in the centre of town, on the central plaza.You will notice...
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Jun 25, 2019  —   Ecuador
Here are more photos of the magnificent mountains of Ecuador.I'm still following the Trans-Ecuador Trail, and consequently, I meet courageous cyclists...
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Jun 23, 2019  —   Ecuador
Salinas is a superb village very popular with travellers and locals alike. In addition to being picturesque, Salinas could be described as a small gastronomic...
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Jun 21, 2019  —   Ecuador
The Chimborazo volcano is the tallest mountain of Ecuador at 6263 metres. Due to the shape of Earth, the Chimborazo is both the furthest point from the...
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Jun 16, 2019  —   Ecuador
The mountains of Ecuador are magnificent, but they can hide a few surprises. A few parts of my itinerary follow the trail called Trans-Ecuador. The trail...
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Jun 15, 2019  —   Ecuador
My journey through the mountains of Ecuador is still going on. The landscapes are still spectacular. On these mountain roads, there are often road signs...
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Jun 13, 2019  —   Ecuador
Nariz del Diablo means the Devil's Nose. It's a superb region with fantastic landscapes, but also where the Trans-Andean train was crossing a steep cliff...
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Jun 11, 2019  —   Ecuador
Departing from Guayaquil on the coast, I head toward the Andean Mountains. It's the longest mountain range in the world with a length of 7100 kilometres...
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Jun  9, 2019  —   Ecuador
As I write these lines, I have been in Ecuador for almost 6 weeks. My first stop in the country has been the town of Tulcán, a pleasant mountain town...
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Jun  8, 2019  —   Ecuador
Here is the second part of my stay in Guayaquil.Park Bolivar is also nicknamed the park of iguanas because of the many reptiles that permanently lives...
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Jun  7, 2019  —   Ecuador
Guayaquil is the second city in importance in Ecuador after the capital Quito. However, it's the economic heart of the country with its 2.7 million inhabitants.It's...
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Jun  3, 2019  —   Ecuador
Machalilla Park is the only coastal park in Ecuador. Created in 1979, the park protects about 50 km of beaches, 400 sq km of tropical dry forest, and...
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May 28, 2019  —   Ecuador
When I was in panama, in the oppressive heat, I was dreaming of the mountains with its colder climate. But before exploring the Ecuadorian mountains...
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May 26, 2019  —   Ecuador
Some magnificent scenery on the trail from Tulcán to the Pacific Coast...
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May 24, 2019  —   Ecuador
Tulcán is the kind of town I love. At an altitude of 3000 metres, the refreshing climate is excellent. Few tourists stop here since the town is not famous...