Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador – Coffee, Chocolate, Earthquake

We left our home in Puerto Lopez on the morning of April 16th, 2016 for a daylong tour of an organic farm, an earthquake the farthest thing from our minds. We arrived home just in time for a surreal experience – one that will remain etched in our minds forever.

Benito's son

Blue-footed boobie with baby

Isla de la Plata, Ecuador and Blue-Footed Boobies!

Finally, a close encounter with the famous blue-footed booby – and baby booby too! A great boat ride, 37 kilometres off the coast of Puerto Lopez, to Isla de la Plata, also known as “Poor Man’s Galápagos”.

Giovanni holding fish

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador – Beaches and Fish

Puerto Lopez is a quiet little fishing town on the central coast of Ecuador. We spent 3 months there, met some great people, enjoyed the warm water, 6-kilometre-long beach, beautiful sunsets, and lots of fish.

Ecuador: A New Home – A Different Culture

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit”. (Jawaharlal Nehru) After living in Ecuador for over a month, we’ve discovered many things we like – and some we don’t. At times, we feel like we’ve time-travelled 50 years into the past.