Day 2 – Havana Vieja and Good Karma

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Old-Havana-colorful-streets.jpg

Day 2 started with the yummiest juice I’ve ever had – a frothy mixture of guava and papaya made by my guesthouse. Then we were off on our first planned excursion – a walking tour of Old Havana. This was …

Posted in Adventure, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Cartagena Colombia is SEXY

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image1-1024x768.jpeg

I’m trying to find the perfect word to describe Cartagena Columbia.  It is sweet and romantic, with its cobblestone alleys and balconies overflowing with Bougainvillea. But it is also hot and sassy, sexy and loud, with music blaring from every …

Posted in Adventure, Cartagena, Colombia, South America, Travel | Leave a comment

Getting rid of the bad stuff and goodbyes

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image10-1024x768.jpeg

Day five of our tour took us on our last jungle hike – about a 2 mile walk to the jungle to a waterfall. It was a beautiful and very hot and sweaty trip but it was so worth it. …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel, Woman | 1 Comment

A journey down the river

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image8-1024x768.jpeg

Today we had a lazy day while our guides worked their butts off. We spent three hours poling down the river – well, Eloy and Edison poled while the rest of us searched for wildlife around the banks of the …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel, Woman | Leave a comment

Getting to know the Huaorani

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DSCF0616-2-142x190.jpg

Thank goodness for new friends and good drugs; I was finally able to sleep last night! And I was a good bit less afraid. Trying to push rationality through fears is a difficult task for me but I was able …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel | Leave a comment

Ants taste like…lemon

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image7-e1443287204359-768x1024.jpg

After breakfast we began a three hour hike to the first Huaorani community. We still didn’t see any mammals but lots of birds and insects and really amazing foliage. I will say that the jungle is much less scary in the …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel | Leave a comment

Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image5-e1443287349735-768x1024.jpg

This seems to be the month of my life for bringing all of my irrational fears to the surface. The night hike completely fell in line with that. We started out at dusk but almost as soon as we went …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel | 1 Comment

Welcome to the jungle

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/image-1024x768.jpg

I am in absolute awe! Everywhere I look there’s something new and fascinating. Let me back up. I was picked up bright and early by our naturalist guide Roberto and was quickly joined by the rest of our group. There …

Posted in Adventure, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Huaorani Tribe, South America, Travel | 2 Comments

Two days in Quito is NOT ENOUGH

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/6972374-Mercado_Central_Quito_Quito-1024x768.jpg

Today was another exhilarating and fascinating and exhausting day in Quito. I’ve done free walking tours in other countries and the one in Quito gets rave reviews so I decided to give it a shot. These tours – in my …

Posted in Adventure, Ecuador, Quito, South America, Travel | Leave a comment

Casa Mil Viente y Ocho

http://www.adventuretravelinggirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/buscasa1028.jpg

Casa Mil Viente y Ocho is a mobile restaurant that also serves as a tour bus through Old Town Quito at night. Cheesy, right? Well, it was, in all the right ways! After getting lost again on the way to …

Posted in Adventure, Ecuador, Quito, South America, Travel | 3 Comments