Vilcabamba, Ecuador

It’s our last day in Ecuador!!!

I was going to recap all of our days in Ecuador in one blog post (get ready for a lot of pictures!), but it doesn’t sit well with my Type A mind.  So, I have separated the past two and a half weeks into a specific blog post for each major city (or town) we visited.

Our first stop: Vilcabamba, Ecuador.  (Monday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 9th)

A complete change of scenery from northern Peru.  In Vilcabamba, we were surrounded by mountains (yay!?!) and GREEN as far as the eye could see.  It was like a whole new world for us…

Our view at breakfast.
Our view at breakfast.

 

Our home for the week. Hammocks on the front porch and ample space for yoga mats :)
Our home for the week. Hammocks on the front porch and ample space for yoga mats 🙂
We actually didn't spend much time at the pool (the water was COLD!).
We actually didn’t spend much time at the pool (the water was COLD!).

 

Our first hike--walking straight up hill for the first 30 minutes was HARD on the ticker, but the view sure was nice!
Our first hike–walking straight up hill for the first 30 minutes was HARD on the ticker, but the view sure was nice!

 

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

 

Nate was excited for "selfies with cows"...I was a bit apprehensive.
Nate was excited for “selfies with cows”…I was a bit apprehensive.
Our second hike--felt a bit like home (Oregon).
Our second hike–felt a bit like home (Oregon).
Fellow TEFL student Rosemary (Santa Cruz) met us in Vilcabamba for a few days!
Fellow TEFL student Rosemary (Santa Cruz) met us in Vilcabamba for a few days!
We hiked...
We hiked…
...and hiked...
…and hiked…
...and crossed rivers...
…and crossed rivers…
...and hiked some more.  Six hours of hiking that day!
…and hiked some more. Six hours of hiking that day!
I did my best to keep up with this guy all week :)
I did my best to keep up with this guy all week 🙂

 

Our sweet ride out of Vilcabamba on Sunday. (Our second to last bus ride to date, but who's counting?).
Our sweet ride out of Vilcabamba on Sunday. (Our second to last bus ride to date, but who’s counting?).

 

Next destination: Quito!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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