Tripstagram pt. 4: Quito to Mancora

My journey on Instagram, part 4, from Quito, Ecuador, to Mancora, Peru. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb5kd3EnfZE/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb9hHB0HdCH/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcChfBTnWs6/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcGU1SuH8oF/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcKO9QmHKBL/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcOApZKn8-d/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcdepqCHBYz/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BclCNoBHVUL/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcpWC-HnQA5/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcvgjDvnmgb/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcz484BHydA/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc5OEfjneWP/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAq3HQHaU-/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores Click here for part five.

Tripstagram pt. 3: Tulcan to Quito, Ecuador

My journey on Instagram, part 3: Tulcan to Quito, plus a trip to the Galapagos. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba-ISVWn6BW/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbAlcu_nDLn/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbA-94OHbkM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbGDKYpHrCM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbLO0Q6HgEb/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXyzj2nYAy/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbfCdnkHfWY/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbiSceIH3AI/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbqT_Z_H7J6/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BbxicgTn2fj/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores Part four is here.

Tripstagram pt. 2: Colombia – Medellin to the border

My journey, on Instagram, part 2: Medellin to the border of Colombia & Ecuador. Find part 1 here. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaFsqtzn-Zl/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaIYCSBH0ih/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaNsR5GHDZt/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores   https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWcLAiHZFX/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaXdoKwHv-b/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BahtrZAnr01/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Baj93iqHM4f/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BakB_jDnEhh/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BamyC-THVpM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BasEU8MnCPV/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BauYxt2nQEz/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BazUeclnYjI/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BazXStrn1uD/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba41lPpnM9l/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores Part three is here.      

To the coast with company: Santa Isabel to Mancora

One of the reasons bike touring suits me is I am generally very comfortable with solitude. While I do enjoy social interactions, I also have no issues spending days at a time alone, with little in the way of conversation with other people. I do enjoy my time in cities, staying at hostels and meeting … Continue reading To the coast with company: Santa Isabel to Mancora

Reflections on the road so far

2017 was a momentous year for me. I remember the day I walked into my publisher's office and told her I was leaving the paper. Actually, I don't remember the exact day - I forget if it was a Monday or Tuesday, or if it was the last week of May or first week of … Continue reading Reflections on the road so far

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

Jungle boogie: Banos to Cuenca

After several days straight of cold, gloomy and wet weather, I was starting to feel a little grim. I knew it was rainy season, but up until this point, I'd been lucky with the weather. But after lots of climbing and little views from Quilotoa to Chimborazo, I decided to follow through on an idea … Continue reading Jungle boogie: Banos to Cuenca