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Sep 16th 2010 4:55PM Janelle,
That's a river crossing. The rope attached to that precarious-looking contraption is hand-pulled by your guides to get you safely across.
Jul 8th 2010 11:27AM Russ,
The probability of being kidnapped in Ecuador is infinitesimally small. The only potentially unsafe areas in Ecuador are those along the Ecuador - Colombia border, an area most travelers never see. Almost all of Ecuador, from big cities to small towns, is probably safer than your home town.
If you're looking for a retirement spot, let me recommend Quito as a big city spot and Banos or Cuenca as smaller options.
Mar 2nd 2010 12:04PM Good catch, John. My apologies-- I accidentally put Berlin instead of Munich.
Feb 26th 2010 3:58PM Welcome to the team, Laurel! We'll try to track down a Gadling shirt and decoder ring for ya.
Nov 10th 2009 10:38AM Welcome to the madness, Andrew.
Nov 4th 2009 6:39PM Apologies, Matt. I've made the correction. The rest of the photos (uncredited) are mine.
Nov 4th 2009 10:32AM Adam,
Glad you enjoyed it... I spent a while there this summer and, as you could tell, absolutely loved it.
I didn't take Spanish classes, but most language students head to either Antigua or Quetzaltenango (Xela), and you can't go wrong with either. Both have plenty of cafes, bars, hostels, etc where it's easy to meet young people-- both Guatemalans and foreigners. I'd give the nod to Xela only because English isn't as widely spoken there, which means you'll probably get a better chance to practice your Spanish.
Let me know if you have any more questions... I'm sure you'll have a great time wherever you go.
Sep 14th 2009 1:18PM Katie, this is awesome. I want to be a mail girl.
Sep 3rd 2009 2:09AM Damn you for making me hungry, Kendra. Great article.
Jun 29th 2009 3:37PM Great to have you on board, Kendra. I look forward to finding out how I can improve my steady diet of Jack's pizzas.