Written by: Maria
FLIGHT to ECUADOR:
Sept. 27th arrive in Chicago. 28th 10:50 depart O'Hare, Houston 2:25-5:40, arrive Quito, Ecuador 10:59 p.m..
Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st Quito at Malory Hendrickson's.
NORTH OF QUITO:
Oct. 1st-2nd Otavalo, Ecuador: market day, animal trades, arts: hostel El Rocio
Oct. 2nd-3rd Volcan Cotopaxi: hiking, horseback rides / jaunt through QUITO again'
SOUTH OF QUITO:
Oct. 4th Banos/Ambato
Oct. 5th Riobamba: La nariz de diablo / travel to Cuenca 6-7 hours on bus
CUENCA: Oct. 6th-Oct. 31st: Maria takes class, Salinas weekend, Kiley with ~la familia Uyaguari~
POST CUENCA, TRAVEL TO BOLIVIA:
Oct. 31st leave CUENCA to Guayaquil or Machala (depends on bus route): 15 hours of bus: ew
Nov. 1st Lima, Peru : find bus- 15.5 hours to next town
Nov. 2nd- 3rd Arequipa
Nov. 4th Puno
Nov. 5th Copacobana, Bolivia BORDER CROSSING : HI hostel Inca Pacha del Sol then on to La Paz...
From here on out, there will be too many variables to put anything in writing. During the month of October, expect this post to be updated with plans for Bolivia and our remaining time in SA.
Tentative: depart Bolivia Nov. 20th for Lima, Peru / Kiley departs SA Nov. 22nd from Lima.