• Ecuador Day 5: Otavalo & the Rose Farm

    June 25th 2014 katie

    My last full day in Ecuador! I was feeling a bit emotional by this point in the trip: a little homesick and lonely (this was a solo press trip so no lovely travel gang like in Panama) but also unwilling to leave this beautiful country. I woke up early so I had time to pad…

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  • Ecuador Day 4: Ibarra to Salinas

    June 17th 2014 katie

    Today we left Quito behind and headed north, back to volcano and mountain country. Our first quick stop was a viewpoint by the Cayambe volcano and lake. This little rest stop offers great views over the glassy lake, and the shop sells tasty home-baked snacks. I’d skipped breakfast so had a couple of corn biscotti…

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  • Quito Day 2: 4000m high & The Chapel of Man

    June 6th 2014 katie

    The next day of my trip we were due to climb to even higher heights, then take in some culture from Ecuador’s most renowned artist. We hopped in the car and took a ride up to El Panecillo – a volcanic hill so named by the Spanish because it resembles a little bread roll. This…

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  • Quito Day 1: Casa Gangotena and Old Town

    June 2nd 2014 katie

    After a lovely bath and long sleep to shake off the flight, I was ready to explore Quito. I landed on my feet with my first hotel stay at Casa Gangotena. The above was the view I woke up to just before sunrise. This place is luxury on toast: voted 6th best boutique hotel in…

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  • Introducing Ecuador

    May 30th 2014 katie

    I’m back from Ecuador! I had a amazing trip, as you can probably tell if you were following my Twitter or Instagram. Thank you again to sponsors KLM and Quito Turismo UK for making my visit possible. I’m going to write my usual daily diary of all the fantastic things I saw and did, but…

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  • Hola from Quito, Ecuador

    May 19th 2014 katie

    Hello there. I’m on my travels again – this post comes to you from Quito, Ecuador, care of KLM. After visiting Panama with their partners Air France and Branding Latin America, I’m so pleased that KLM invited me to take another trip to show off one more of their increasingly popular Latin American destinations. Panama…

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