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.

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

Out of the highlands: From Salinas to Banos

Forty-seven years ago, an Italian missionary named Father Antonio Polo was sent to the rural Ecuadorian town of Salinas de Guaranda (also de Bolivar, depending on the map) to help build a school. He was there for three months, but decided that wasn't enough to effect real change, so he went back. Salinas was a … Continue reading Out of the highlands: From Salinas to Banos

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