Tag Archive: Ecuador

Happy New Year from Quito!

Vietnam had some pretty strange moments, but it turns out the usually subdued Quito trumps Hanoi at New Year for sheer quirkiness. It began shortly after Christmas when I started spotting brightly coloured paper mache… Continue reading

Canicross in Quito

Quito is not only a wonderful place to be active and outdoorsy for people, but also for dogs. The parks are full of dogs of all breeds and owners seem to be more… Continue reading

Climbing Rucu Pichincha – our local volcano

Rucu Pichincha, ‘Rucu’ meaning old man in Kichwa, looms 4,700m over downtown Quito – a constant reminder that we’re high up in the Andes now. Even Quito is 2,800 meters above sea level. The… Continue reading

The Audi British Polo Cup – Quito 2015

Two weekends ago was the final of the Audi British Polo Cup. The final was a gripping game between ‘London’ (with one English player – Harold Hodges) and ‘Rio Blanco’ a young Ecuadorian team… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Tala!

Today is Tala’s fifth birthday. In five years, the hound has accompanied us to four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) and is with us in Quito, Ecuador – more about that soon.… Continue reading