BEAUTIFUL COAST OF ECUADOR
by journeymanjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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Video and pictures of Salinas, Montañita and Punta Carnero in Ecuador's coast. Great landscapes, beautiful girls, surfing and fun. Ecuador has remarkable natural and cultural landscapes and perhaps the nicest, most welcoming people on earth.
Christmas Bird Count in Mindo, Ecuador 2...
by journeymanjack on December 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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In Mindo, parish located northwest of Quito - Pichincha and considered worldwide as one of the top destinations for the birding, there was performed ninth annual Christmas Bird Count. In this new edition involving about 34 groups covering a circle of 24 kilometers. This area called Mindo - Tandayapa is ranked globally among the top three places for bird watching. The Zonal Coordination 2 Ministry of Tourism supported this initiative sustainable and friendly to the environment.
Danny Glover has Stem Cell Treatment in ...
by journeymanjack on November 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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Mr. Glover (Lethal Weapon) was down to EC last year and had Stem Cell treatment in Quito: Published on Jun 18, 2012 Stem Cell Treatment at http://www.StemCellTreatment.org is exactly what actor Danny Glover received during his visit. Danny knows the positive impact stem cell therapy has on many different diseases and illnesses. Danny did his own stem cell research and found that the American Stem Cell & Anti Aging Center met his strict standards of medical stem cell care. If you have any questions visit the website and contact us right on the home page contact form. You can also call 800-442-1519. Visit the website at http://www.StemCellTreatment.org
Ecuador Loves Surf Montañita
by journeymanjack on October 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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Published on Oct 24, 2013- Montañita, the "meca" of ecuadorian surfing, the emblem wave of the country and one of the best rides on the continent. One of the main touristic places where something more than north and south meet. Thousands of cultures, beliefs and gastronomies make Montañita a mandatory stop for every tourist and surfer on Ecuador.
Ecuador - Peru: The Amazon Border Crossi...
by journeymanjack on October 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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Published on Oct 15, 2012 Self Shot footage from my 8 day journey down the Rio Napo from Coca, Ecuador to Iquitos Peru! Visit www.BoundlessTraveler.com for details on how you can do it too.
The Triple Threat Quartet (set 1), Cotac...
by journeymanjack on October 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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Published on Sep 26, 2013 With only 3 gringo musicians in Cotacachi, Ecuador playing solo regularly, they were bound to get together eventually. After some prodding from fellow expats and a couple quick rehearsals, Dan Prescher (guitar/vocals), Julian McClellan (guitar/vocals) and Joel Kaplan (keyboards/vocals) finally decided to play together. The quartet part of the group is Julian's wife Cassandra McClellan joining in on vocal duty. This was mostly an impromptu jam. The local Cotacachi crowd loved it!
Cuicocha Crater Lake is 12 km Southwest ...
by journeymanjack on June 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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Cuicocha (kucha = lake) is a 3 km (2 mi) wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians, as they reproduces rapidly and need a minimum of food and care to survive. They make for a high protein meal especially for populations living in high altitude.Cuicocha Crater Lake, is also Known as the "Lake of the Gods" it is located 12 km Southwest of Cotacachi at 3.068 m / 10.250 ft. It was the maximum sanctuary for the religious cult of the local inhabitants, and it is one of the few provincial crater-lakes. Cuicocha lake has a scenic lookout point, this is located on the high part of the crater rim around Lake Cuicocha, and from here the panoramic view gives over almost all of the Imbabura Valley: Lago San Pablo, Otavalo, the Mojanda peaks and Atuntaqui. The lake sports two islands, Teodoro Wolf and Yerovi, separated by the Ensueño canal. This lake is apt for sea-kayaking, powerboat cruises and even high altitude scuba. The lake also has a loop trail, Gorky Campusano, apt for a 4-6 hour fairly strenuous hike. The intra-caldera islands, on the other hand, support some wildlife, most notably the Silvery Grebe, which lives around the reeds and feeds on small fish, frogs, crayfish, small water snakes, seeds of water plants, and insects. The bird is found in upper temperate and lower páramo zones throughout the Andes, but little is known about the species. In 1974 a census was taken of the population of grebes at Cuicocha and 44 birds were found. Cuicocha forms the southern end of the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. During the second day of Inti Raymi (or Sun Festival) every summer solstice, indigenous shaman use Cuicocha as a bath for ritual cleansing and purification. The Cuicocha Lake, a crater lake within the Cuicocha caldera contains four dacitic lava domes which form two steep forested islands: Yerovi, the smaller, and Teodoro Wolf, the larger. People are prohibited on both. The rim of the caldera is extremely steep — so steep, in fact, that the accumulation of sediment is insufficient for most hydrophyte vegetation. An older lava dome from the Pleistocene forms part of the eastern rim. The lake, which is 200 m (656 ft) deep at its deepest point, is highly alkaline and contains little life. It has no known outlet.
Tandem Paragliding South of Montanita, E...
by journeymanjack on June 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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Ecuador Road Trip Gene Goes Coastal: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524197790980714.1073741835.112919505441880&type=1&l=802288e00e
Anconcito / Salinas Ecuador - Gene's fir...
by journeymanjack on June 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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Anconcito / Salinas Ecuador - Gene's first Ceviche & Musical Talent from Local Fishermen: Ecuador Whirl-wind Road Trip Gene Goes Coastal - Cuenca - Cotacachi & beyond~2,500km's in 12 days- 05 to 12 JUN 2013- UIO - Middle of World - Pedernales - Jama - Canoa - Bahia - San Clemente- Pto Cayo- Pto Lopez- Manglaralto /Montanita - Sta Elena- Anconcito/ Salinas- GYE- Cuenca- Cayambe- Otavalo- Cotacachi- Atuntaqui- San Antonio de Imbabura- Ibarra,http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524197790980714.1073741835.112919505441880&type=1&l=802288e00e
Otavalo, ECUADOR Local Live Band Sing & ...
by journeymanjack on June 23, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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Otavalo, ECUADOR Local Live Band Sing & Dance 15 JUN 2013 just off the Indigenous Mkt. Square: Road Trip Gene Goes Coastal - Cuenca - Cotacachi & beyond~ 2,500km's in 12 days- 05 to 12 JUN 2013- UIO - Middle of World - Pedernales - Jama - Canoa - Bahia - San Clemente- Pto Cayo- Pto Lopez- Manglaralto /Montanita - Sta Elena- Anconcito/ Salinas- GYE- Cuenca- Cayambe- Otavalo- Cotacachi- Atuntaqui- San Antonio de Imbabura- Ibarra,
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