Uncle Ben, the fight for the trees

Benjamin Mibenge is known in the city of Livingstone as Uncle Ben. A graphical designer by formation, he worked many years in the National Heritage Conservation, from 1985 till his retirement in 2002. He now spends most of his time promoting the conservation of the trees, and is the key-person for many environment related topics […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

Feeling the Mayas in Chiapas

21st to 26th June
Saturday 21 June
Today, we take the bus for San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas. As the direct bus would have let us in the middle of the night over there, we chose to go first to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state. And from there finally, we take a bus […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Breaks in Pasto and Cali

10th to 15th May
Saturday 10 May
It’s with some sadness that we leave David’s family, Quito, and Ecuador today. We had planned to cross the country in 10 days, but in fact, we stayed three weeks: Ecuador captivated us, for its people, the landscapes, the diversity, the dynamism! this country is really a great touristic destination.

This […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

One day in the Amazonas

6 May
Tuesday 6 May
After some deep investigation yesterday night, we did not find anything in Tena that propose us a tour in the jungle. So early this morning, we take the bus for Puerto MisahuallĂ­, a village on the Napo river, and the main touristic port of the Ecuadorian Amazonas region. From here, we take […]

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The Yana Cocha reserve

5th May
Monday 5 May
We get up for sunrise. Today, the distance we have to cover is not much, but as we are in a new environment, the jungle, we will probably stop a lot to take pictures. After only ten kilometres, just as we leave Puyo, we pass by the rescue centre of Yana Cocha […]

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Going down to the jungle

3rd and 4th May
Saturday 3 May
After a long great night, we feel much better. Today, Saturday, there is a market of clothes, hats, small jewels for the indigenous people. Here, each community can be recognised by their poncho and hat. It’s very beautiful clothes, full of vivid colours. Maritza explains us about them.

Afterwards, we go […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments