Paramo paradise: Cuenca to Santa Isabel

If there's one thing I loved most about riding in Ecuador, it was the wide open spaces. Colombia featured lots of ups and downs through mountainous farmland, but I experienced little in the way of open mountain landscapes. Entering Ecuador, I witnessed that right away as I climbed into El Angel Ecological Reserve. That continued … Continue reading Paramo paradise: Cuenca to Santa Isabel

City hopping in Ecuador: El Angel to Quito

It's been a while since I'd spent much time in a city. Since leaving Manizales sometime in mid October, I'd passed through many small towns but my city experiences were limited to a day in Ibague, lunch in Ipiales and a night in Tulcan. I've actually enjoyed my time in cities - even the ugly, … Continue reading City hopping in Ecuador: El Angel to Quito