Ecuador: Surfing paradise, Canoa

Canoa is a cute little fishing and surfing village on the Pacific coast. To get there from Quito, I took a Reina Del Camino night bus to arrive to the beach the next morning. The ticket cost $10 and the bus left the terminal close to La Mariscal at 10:45 pm. The road was supposed…

Ecuador: Quito and Otavalo market

1.5 hours and $290 USD later, I arrived to Quito from Medellin, Colombia with Taca Airlines. The night before I left Colombia, I made arrangements to stay at Vibes Hostel in La Mariscal, which is an area also known as Gringolandia. Its trendy bars and posh restaurants caters to both Quiteños and western tourists.  You…