Papallataca Hot Springs

After lunch we drove about 3hrs from Tena to Papallataca to a resort: Termas de Papallataca. This area is known for it’s natural hot springs so the resort had a bunch of nice hot pools (and a few cold one’s if you want to dip in and jump back to the hot). We went and…

1.5 Days in Tena

We arrived in Tena around 3pm and checked into our Hostel in the “rainforest”. Our host recommended a local Turkish food place for dinner with ‘extra crispy fries’ ­čśé tbh we have only had soggy fries since we’ve been here so I was a little intrigued! The place was just a tiny little kitchen with…

Three days in Ba├▒os

Day 1:We left Latacunga around 9am and it took about 2hrs to drive to La Casa del Arbol in Ba├▒os. La Casa del Arbol is at the top of a mountain and has a swing that you can go on over the mountain edge! Only $1/person to get in!Got a quick pic with the classic…

Quilotoa Lake

Only one plan for the day- Quilotoa Lake! It was about 1.5hr drive from Latacunga. Had a bit of a late start so we ended up getting to the lake at 11:30. It was only $2 per person to get into the Lake area and parking was pretty simple! There was a free bathroom in…

Two days in Quito

We arrived in Quito at about 2am and had a quick medical check to make sure we had our negative covid test / didn’t have a temperature. We made it out of the airport in about 30minutes! Our hotel was only about 5minutes from the airport so thankfully we were asleep not too long after…

Medellin- Comuna 13

Our last day in Colombia! We decided to join a walking tour of Comuna 13 even though we knew we wouldn’t be able to stay for the whole thing. Comuna 13 was the most dangerous area in Medellin back in the 90’s and early 2000’s (and the reason why everyone’s reaction to vacationing to Colombia…

Guatape- That Rocked

We had an all day tour booked for to Guatape. We left our hostel around 7:30am to meet our tour group and get on the bus. Guatape is about 2hrs away from Medellin. On the bus! On our way to Guatape, we stopped in the small town of Antioquia. Our guide gave us a quick…

Exploring Medellin

Our only plan for the day was to explore Medellin. I had a general idea of a few places we should go, but we didn’t have any concrete plans. We had a lazy morning- woke up around 9:30 (just in time for breakfast). Generally, all things on my list were north of where we are…

Its Bean Fun, Salento

Finally had a good night’s sleep! Thankful to be back at a normal altitude! Our only plan for the day before we had to go to the airport was to check out a coffee farm. The coffee farm, El Ocaso, was about 20minutes from Salento. All the “taxis” in Salento are jeeps with the back…

Hiking in the Los Nevados National Park

What a hike. I think it’s safe to say Vivian and Jess aren’t going to go on anymore multi-day hikes!  Day 1: We weren’t picked up from our hostel until 9am so we had some time in the morning to eat, stroll on Instagram, find out the next Bachelor is Colton, yell about how upset…

Salento: The town of Dogs

Started off the day with a trip to the airport to head to Salento! Somehow the cheapest tickets when I booked were business class so we ended up with amazing seats!!! Too bad each plane ride was only 40min. Our plane landed in Pereira, which is about an hour from Salento. I was able to…

Historic Cartagena 

Woke up this morning and had the free breakfast our hostel provided, which was just scrambled eggs and arepa (aka fried corn bread). Then we started our walk to Castillo de San Felipe. On our way we were walking through this park that Vivian had said was supposed to have monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. We…