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Jun 6, 2008 - Across land journey

When we went down for breakfast this morning we saw a beautiful buffet breakfast in front of us. However, that beautiful buffet included Beef Stroganoff, Cheese Platters and Popcorn! Something that I´ve forgotten to mention earlier is that the fruit juice in Ecuador are pure juices squeezed from the fruit. No sugar. No preservatives added. Just pure juice. Orange, Papaya, Watermelon, Mango and Passionfruit juices - literally freshly squeezed! We made our way to Ormeño - for yet another bus trip. This time for a grueling 24 hour trip to...

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Jul 1, 2007 - Entering Ecuador

Crossing the border to get to Ecuador from Peru is all abit hectic and is unlike any border I have ever crossed. Where you exit Peru and file all the exit Paper work is about 15kms from where you get your entry stamp for Ecuador. So you enter a town which is a part of Ecuador but you have no papers. Finally we found out that we needed to go through and out of town and alas... I have a visa! At one point after I got my visa and was travelling on the bus, the national polive got on board and took a long look at my passport... about 5...

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Nov 22, 2005 - Guayaquil, Ecuador to Tumbes, Peru Nov. 22

Tuesday, November 22, 2005: By the time we arrived in Guayaquil from the Galapagos, we were too late to catch an international bus directly into Peru. As a result, we decided to take an Ecuadorean bus to the border and make the crossing ourselves. This turned out to be one of the least intelligent decisions we had made on our trip. Thankfully the Ecuadorean bus driver was kind enough to wait for us at the Ecuadorean immigration office while our passports were stamped. For less than obvious reasons, the office was about 5 km from the actual...

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Sep 20, 2005 - Enter Ecuador

Crossing another border brought, at last, new scenery. after two months of cycling through rugged and monotnous desert we could finally entertain ouselves with green, lush, banana-y fields and say goodbye to the tree-less landscape that we were so bored of. Ecuador is a small country in comparison to peru and chile, however is very diverse with jungle, highlands, and beaches. It is also supppose to be somewhat dangerous. I (brandon) found this out quite quickly as my camera was stolen as soon as we crossed the border. it was pretty much my...

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Mar 20, 2005 - Ecuador

The plan was to go by bus from Trujillo to Tumbes just south of the border with Ecuador, then get to Aguas Verdes somehow, do the immigration thing out of Peru, walk across the bridge to Huaquillas in Ecuador, get to the immigration post somehow, then find a bus to Quito..... The info we had was sketchy to say the least, and the border crossing sounded as though it was a bit of a lottery, but here goes! The bus left Trujillo about 3/4 hour late (at 6.45pm), so not a great start, and although it was a great bus, out seats were a bit squeazy....

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Jul 27, 2004 - Border crossing into Ecuador

The bus journey to Guayaquil was a bit crazy. It was 3 hours late in leaving (delayed due to roadblocks further down the coast in Peru) and then once we got to the border we had to go through about 5 separate passport controls. This does not include immigration either side of the border either. The actual border is a bridge over a river which also doubles as a market - therefore very hard for a bus to get down. We got to Guayaquil eventually at 8:30 p.m. where we decided that we should try and head up to Quito as that would be the best...

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