From sea level to 5,000 metres: Quito to Cotopaxi

I was keen to leave the Galapagos and return to the mountains and my bike. But first, I had some unfinished business to take care of in Quito before leaving on the second stage of my adventure through the Andes. I landed at the airport and headed straight into Quito instead of dropping by the … Continue reading From sea level to 5,000 metres: Quito to Cotopaxi

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