Three beauties of the South

After visiting beautiful Galápagos we had five more weeks left to explore Ecuador. We decided to travel slowly South to North… starting in Loja where we met a fellow world nomad, checking out beautiful but gringo-overloaded Vilcabamba and further improving our Spanish in historical and sophisticated Cuenca.

2012 Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

One of the highlights of our trip was always going to be attendance at the Rio Carnival – in fact, our start date and the initial itinerary was based around it – we even missed out on attending or performing at the Sydney Latin Festival to be in Rio during Carnival week.