Even with the rampant temptation this beach bum haven provides, the disciplined backpacker can survive on just $5 a day.
While searching for my own stretch of sand, I plan to think about my next blog post, my to-do list, or a number of productive things that I could be doing. Instead, the intensity of the sun fries my brain and my skin. Thinking seems impossible, so I allow my mind to remain in a dormant state.
They were stripped of all their clothes and tied up with their hands behind their backs and spears to their throat...
Maybe it wasn't my best idea to visit Banos a couple days after its volcano reached red alert status.
Aside from dodging transvestites and trying to find a non-instant cup of coffee, Quito is a vibrant city with a million things to see and do.