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5 Islands I Want To Visit

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You might have read about my top 5 tranquil islands before and how the Maldives is one of my dream destinations, but here are my top 5 islands that I’d love to visit. Some are countries in their own right, …

Jonny Blair stands on the equator

World Borders: Crossing the Equator by foot at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador

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In my series of world borders, I’m usually talking about borders between separate countries or territories. Today however is all about a border within the same country – Ecuador. This isn’t a territorial border – it’s the Equator! It separates …

Jonny Blair in Quito's old town

Thirsty Thursdays: Canelazo and Ecuadorian Music in La Ronda, Old Town, Quito

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Today’s Thirsty Thursdays takes me back to December 2010 on my travels when I stayed in the Old Town of Quito in Ecuador. I simply loved the local charm of the Old Town in Quito and was staying at the …

Equator Trip – Part 3 – Museo De Sitio Intinan *

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The third and final part of my trip across the Equator in Ecuador involved a special trip to another touristy museum, this one featuring slightly more gimmicks and quirky tricks than the Museo De Ethnografico. I walked round the corner …

Backpacking in Ecuador: Quitting Quito

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I was on a money saver. Only the way I do. I’d gladly spend a few quid on dinner and beers yet neglect a bed for a night’s sleep. So that’s what my last night in Quito was all about. …

“I Get So High I Just Can’t See It…” – Cruz Loma, Looking Down On Quito *

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Staying in Ecuador’s capital Quito was never something I had longed to do, as it happens. However I had wanted to cross the equator by foot for the first time in Ecuador, so with Quito being fairly close by, it …

Equator Trip Part 2: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador – Museo Etnografico

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This is the second part of my trip from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere. I had spent almost 15 months living in the Southern Hemisphere from October 2009 until December 2010, and when I made it to Ecuador, …

Backpacking in Peru: A Bit Of A DiLima

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Lima is the capital city of Peru. I had no real intention of visiting it to be honest as on a quick tour round South America, I dipped into Peru purely to see Machu Picchu, yes I was that selfish …

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