Made It to the Border!! (Huaquillas, Ecuador)

It feels great to be here!  Finally!  We’re within spittin’ distance of the Peruvian border and will cross first thing in the morning.  And we still have two whole days left on our visas!  Woo Hoo!  This whole visa thing has been hanging over our heads for so long, it feels great to finally reach the border and know we won’t have to worry about that aspect of travel for a couple months anyway.

Kilometers today: 75

Kilometers to date:  17581

A typical scene from southern Ecuador

This is very typical of what we see all day.

Lush green countryside of Ecuador

The lush green countryside of Ecuador will soon give way to the barren deserts of northern Peru.

Ecuador peru border

There it is!  We made it!

mass of electrical wires

This mass of electrical wires is just outside our hotel.

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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4 Responses to Made It to the Border!! (Huaquillas, Ecuador)

  1. karen February 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    that’s so cool, im dreaming of going there someday. i blog about it sometimes, at it’s pretty cool

  2. Colleen February 24, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    I was just looking at the map of Peru I bought to follow your trip and was rather startled to see there was a desert there. I am learning tons about geography from your trip. I am guessing I need to get maps of Chile and Argentina next!

  3. nancy February 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    There’s a HUGE desert here – and we’ll get there soon! We still aren’t sure what our plan of attack will be for getting across it. At this point, we are planning to go to Bolivia from Peru – so you’ll need that map next!

  4. John Pedroza February 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Very cool, big congratulations. Have fun traveling through Peru.

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