How to get there: Walk behind the bus station and take a left (south). Follow the dirt road until you come to a paved road. Follow the paved road up the hill for about 1km. You will come to a small bridge with a sign that says, “hosteria Izhcayluma.” Look on the other side of sign and follow trail “C” up the dry river bed beneath you (it was dry in July.) About a 4 hour hike to … [Read more...] about Hiking trail “C” in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Walking through the town of Vilcabamba, Ecuador I came across two bicyclists (brothers) taking a rest in front of a small store. I asked them if they were going to be spending the night in Vilcabamba or heading down the road. They informed me that they were looking for a place to camp and I suggested that they take a look at the hostel that I was staying at, since the hostel … [Read more...] about Two brothers ride 17,000-miles to save Bristol Bay Watershed in Alaska.
I remember in Guatemala, Central America I once had a bad case of the shits and was walking down the street about ready to have an accident in my pants. I ran into a local hostel and pleaded very quickly to use their toilet. Given the green light I ran into the toilet and dropped my pants and let one blast. It was like being born again and I sat there in the smelly room … [Read more...] about How not to take a shit while traveling.
How to get there: Walk behind the bus station and take a left (south) on the dirt road. Follow the dirt road until you come to a paved road. Walk up the paved road (right) for about 2 or 3 blocks until you come to a stone entranceway on the right that says, “Mandango.” Now they used to charge money to hike “Cerro Mandango,” but it was closed when I went. Take a right at the … [Read more...] about Hiking “Cerro Mandango” in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
It is very easy to live on 15 dollars per day in Ecuador. Now when you are moving around the transportation expenses will increase your daily expenditures. But when you are stationary you can easily find a place to stay for 6 dollars per night and that is usually in a private room. You might find yourself sharing the bathroom, but if you would like a private bath in your room … [Read more...] about Traveling in Ecuador, South America on 15 dollars per day.