Ecuador Off-road Adventure

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by CanuckCharlie, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    It was nice for us when Ecuador was still on the Sucre, family would marvel at how "se multiplica el dólar". Alas, now prices aren't quite the bargain they once were. But no need to change money now. And I love it there. I think the change to the US dollar happened right around the turn of the century.
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  2. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    I thought the Ecuadorian Dollar had Obama's picture on it.
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  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Don't be giving anyone any ideas Vin!
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  4. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Nice adventure! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. spareparts racing

    spareparts racing Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing. Awesome photos!
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  6. matt300

    matt300 n00b

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    Hi Court, any chance you can re-upload that gpx file? It's only 3kb...doesn't seem to be valid. I'm considering coming down to rent a bike but I want to play it by ear with hotels and places to see. Thanks a lot!
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  7. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    How I wish I could afford to rent a bike off them for a few weeks. So much to see and do. Any family we have with a bike there uses it regularly. I've been hoping to find a way to keep a bike there; haven't given up yet but time is getting shorter.
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  8. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat n00b

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    Great post.
    I lived in Quito back in the 80's working as a field mechanic.
    It was great back then and still looks great today.
    Traveled lots of those roads in my 1975 Bronco.
    Really brings back memories.
    Best Chinese I ever ate was in Equador!
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  9. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Cool.
    Have you been back in recent years?
    Those Chifas are really taking over, at least around Guayaquil. It's good, but i prefer comida típica.
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