Corazon isn't as well-trodden as many of Ecuador's other peaks, but is a great climb to cut your teeth on.
Banos has a reputation as a tourist town, but don't let that put you off. This little town straddling the eastern flanks of the Andes sees plenty of backpackers, but that hasn't ruined it one bit.
If your country had a role in invading the country you are visiting it, colonising it, looting it, dominating it, abusing it – at the very least read about that before you go.
These are just a few helpful survival hints I’ve picked up after five years of backpacking and living abroad.
The Devil’s Nose is Ecuador’s most famous haunted site. For over a century, this isolated stretch of rail has supposedly been stalked by no less than Satan himself.
Tourism tends to corrupt, and a positive mention in Lonely Planet corrupts absolutely. I guess that’s how Lord Acton may have put it if he’d ever seen what
Living out of a backpack is surprising rewarding, but figuring out exactly what you need, and what you can do without is one of life’s greatest conundrums. After years