40 km, in 2 days and 1 night After our enchanted interlude in the Amazon forest we were ready for some trekking in the mountains and the Huascaran National Park seemed like the perfect place for that. Snow-capped peaks, huge plains, lagunas more than you need, waterfalls everywhere falling down from the mountains so beautifully … Continue reading The Huascaran National Park, that time when we were faster than Lonely Planet
And pretty much as difficult to reach as a dream… We were not considering going to the Amazon at first. You definitely don’t want to go swimming around the Amazon on your own unless your name is Mike Horn and are basically afraid of nothing that our mother Earth offers. Anyways we wouldn’t fool ourselves… we … Continue reading The Peruvian Amazon forest, just like in a dream…
When Peruvian savoir-faire meets today’s trends! The variety and quality of Peruvian handicrafts are pretty mindblowing. From the leather works to the (many!) colorful textiles, the country crawls under hundreds of communities with unique savoir-faire and ancestral techniques that you get to discover walking around the markets, and it’s pretty hard to resist their charms … Continue reading Siblings Army, giving Peruvian crafts a second youth
Cotopaxi is a big (5 897 meters high) shy volcano, this is the least we can conclude from our 24 hours of sharing the landscape with it. The clouds where pretty much everywhere on and around the snow-capped dome. But this actually made the 20 seconds we saw it amazingly special. I almost cried. And I’m … Continue reading Cotopaxi… or what we’ve seen of it!
Handmade soaps from Ecuador Just like most people today, Ana, young mother of a little girl, got tired of big companies and decided to quit everything and get the life she wanted. She had always been very manual and had lots of ideas to start a business, but one had to stand out from the … Continue reading Anisa Jabón, sweets for your skin!
… and overshooting our budget at the Otavalo Market After a few days of resting and walking around Quito (where family friends were offering us a home) we headed to the city of Otavalo which is famous for its market of local handicrafts, which is especially furnished on Saturdays. So on a Saturday we went, … Continue reading Camping with a view in the laguna de Mojanda, Ecuador
Modern and fresh ready-to-wear made in Ecuador After the traditional mail exchange we had had to set a meeting date, Bertha came as quite of a surprise as it is a 24 year old girl with a smile up to her ears who welcomed us into her office. So yeah, Bertha was 24 and 1 day … Continue reading Fulgore, bringing colours into your closet