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January 2016 – Art Tour To Ecuador

in the High Sierra of Ecuador January 7 – 17, 2016 The High Sierra of Ecuador is a perfect destination for the practicing artist: sketch, paint, photograph, study language, or simply jot notes as you explore the multiple layers of … Continue reading

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Travel Note: March 2015

Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, Below are a couple of travel pix to warm you up on this beautiful snow day! We are going back to Ecuador March 9 – 19, 2015 – there is still time to sign on … Continue reading

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Art Tour

The destinations we visit are perfect for the practicing artist: sketch, paint, photograph or jot notes in your journal as you explore the multiple layers of diverse culture and beautiful scenery in the various communities. Ecuador and Peru are enriched … Continue reading

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Ecuador!

We always enjoy the country hospitality of Las Palmeras Inn www.laspalmerasinn.com. Las Palmeras Inn, is improved each year – the best WIFI ever! We continue to enjoy the famous textile market of Otavalo, especially meeting so many friends along the … Continue reading

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city and main port. It is home to a bustling import-export business. Tourism is on the rise as well, thanks to a new international airport and urban renewal projects along the River Guayas promenade and in … Continue reading

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February 2016 – Patagonia, Chile

February 26 – March 11…. Fly thru Santiago, Chile to the southern tip of the Patagonia region where the exploration ensues of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. The city of Punta Arenas is below the 46th parallel. The capital … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Art

Let’s Go! From Quito. the adventure begins in the comfort of Las Palmeras Inn , a small hosteria in Quinchinche, near the famous Otavalo marketplace. We explore Intag, a remote cloud forest in a private preserve before changing cultures to … Continue reading

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Pan American Highway

Many friends have traveled with Michael and Ramelle Pulitzer to Ecuador, but it is a NEW View here since the NEW Pan American Highway access road to the NEW airport! Still plenty of beautiful landscapes and hiking paths to meander. … Continue reading

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Las Palmeras Inn and San Pablo Lago in and Around Peguche

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Travel Post: Ecuador’s Otavalo Market

Otavalo market is as crazy as ever on Saturdays!

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On the Equator

On the Equator in 4 days this shadow will move to the center of the line – which aligns with the mountains in the distance. This is the only place on the planet where there are mountains to mark the … Continue reading

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Cotacachi

We have just visited Cotacachi, Ecuador, north of Quito. A mural by Pavel Eguez is near the community cultural center; it is in the style of the famous Ecuadorean artist Guayasamin. Then just down the street is the plaza and … Continue reading

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Travel Post: Ecuador – Intag Cloud Forest

Back from the beautiful cloud forest of Intag where at El Refugio the river rush is so strong it buries the sound of the bird calls.

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Travel Note April 2015

April 17, 2015 Dear Friends and Travelers, Happy Springtime from the Berkshires!  What a winter! And what travels we have had! A few pictures and stories from the High Sierra and the Intag Cloud Forest of Ecuador are up on … Continue reading

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Ecuador! 3 City Tour – Always in season – timing is up to you!

Gardens & Trails – Ecuador 12 nights The adventure begins in Guayaquil at sea level. After a city tour, we make a gradual transition from the tropical Pacific Coast through the southern Loja region to the beautiful colonial city of … Continue reading

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An Invitation from Michael

Dear Fellow Travelers, Take a break with us this January 2016 and explore your creative spirit in the High Sierra’s of Ecuador. We journey back to the 17th century at Hacienda Cusin with time to write, draw, paint, rest, hike … Continue reading

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Hiking through Intag

Owner, host Peter Joost orients us to the plants, birds and bugs of this lush landscape. He is an encyclopedia of all the different species. By evening, we are walking through the Intag Cloud Forest after a good downpour. Luckily … Continue reading

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ECUADOR

ART & YOGA IN THE HIGH SIERRAS J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 This tour is FULL. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please send us your contact information. 10 days … Continue reading

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Travel Note – Ecuador was amazing!

One of the reasons to travel is to discover new people! It was our third or fourth visit to Sachaji retreat. But this time, we met the charming Maria Teresa Ponce. She is an architect, a photographer, and the owner … Continue reading

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Santiago continued

We stroll the early evening, summer time here of course, across the enormous Plaza del Armas in the center of Santiago. There is a breeze to cut the heat that can be impressive especially now. The Museo Historico is closed, … Continue reading

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