This is the blog of Jon, a passionate wandering soul who left the confines of the United State to find adventure in Ecuador two years ago.
In the States I worked in the hospitality business learning the trade from some of the best in that business.
These are people who would comp your room if you had trouble sleeping, give you a thirty dollar gift card if you didn´t like the service, and generally made a rule of going out of their way for people.
Since I have been in Ecuador I have brought this experience to the Secret garden Hostel, Finn McCool´s Irish travellers bar, and I currently work at Uncle Ho´s in the new town.
Living on sixty dollars a week isn´t easy! But it is possible and makes travelling here more important and worthwhile. I appreciate the genuine people I have found here who are living and involved in interesting things that benefit travellers and the communities of Ecuador.
This blog is a sort of thank you to all the people who have helped me make my dream of living abroad a reality. Without these people and the places and things that they are doing, I couldn´t of stayed here so long.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning a trip to Ecuador and want help from the people who have made the difference here for me!
Having the right contact here is as important as word of mouth is traveling in South America.
If you’re looking something specific, try searching for the Galapagos, hostels, or volunteering to see the articles I´ve written on these subjects!
As of a few months ago I have been managing the South American Explorers Club in Quito. We provide services for members which include baggage storage, mail pick up, access to trip reports and club information. We also offer presentations and events utilizing people’s experience working, living and travelling in Ecuador to pub quizzes and weekly events.