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Into the Watery Heart of Ecuador

The Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve has got to be the best kept secret in Mindo, and perhaps all of Ecuador. As you leave the sunlit clearing to follow the trail through the trees, you have to be careful that you don’t slip on slick red earth. Over the chorus of [...]

Succulent Secrets of the Agave

Who knew? It turns out that the agave cactus is a very versatile plant, with many uses that fit perfectly with the eco-friendly way of life of the people of Chilcapamba, Ecuador.

Here are five ways you can use this surprising succulent:

Sandals Household cleaning fluid Cord and braided rope Needle and thread [...]

Hola from Mindo, Ecuador

This update was originally written in Ecuador in late August,2009. Mindo I spent last week in a town called Mindo, in Ecuador, a place famed for its cloud forests. This has got to be one of prettiest places on earth.

Originally I had intended on doing a month of volunteer work, but my [...]