Chloé & Scott (@we_keepmoving) — Quit our jobs, sold everything and packed our lives into a backpack to travel the world.
Our first few days in Peru have been super chilled 💆🏻♂️💆🏻♀️ We are in the small surf town of Máncora and staying in a gem of a hostel off the beaten track away from the nightlife. Our days have consisted of working out, eating tons of sea food, being beach bums, napping and watching glorious sun sets like this ☺️
Ahhhh Baños, one of our favourite places in Ecuador for sure! We hate to compare places but it really reminded us of Queenstown, New Zealand. A small town with lots going on and great vibes 🤙🏼 This photo was taken on the stairs up to La Virgen viewpoint, a nice hike up one of the surrounding mountains, where you can get a great areal view of Baños 💚
Yesterday was action packed, we hired bikes and cycled 20km from Baños to Pailón Del Diablo (Devils Cauldron) a 100 ft waterfall located in the jungle. You can get close up and personal with the waterfall so much so that it literally takes your breath away! Good luck keeping dry..
Travelling has taught us to put ourselves outside of our comfort zone and just go for it. Originally we wasn’t going to visit the active volcano Cotopaxi with the worry of altitude sickness & Chloe’s asthma! But at a spur of the moment the night before we decided to go for it! This morning we hiked 5040 meters up to the glacier 😱 it was amazing! Scott always wanted to end this trip at Everest Base Camp... Back on Clo?? 👀🏔
Go on my sonnnn! The captain, the engine room, the Clobo 💪🏼 All jokes aside this was a dreamy afternoon, we canoed through the windy rivers of the amazon Animal spotting. We saw so many animals it was crazy, Monkeys (see story), snakes, birds and even dolphins 🐒🐍🦜🐬🦎🕷🦗🦋🤙🏼
Day 2 of our Amazon adventure we visited the Siona indigenous tribe, this is their Shaman. A Shaman is a doctor for the indigenous people, they reach an altered state of consciousness from drinking Ayahuasca in order to interact with spirits to diagnose illnesses. After preforming a mini ritual on Scott he kindly let us take this portrait of him.
What a way to finish to finish our first day in the Amazon! After cruising through the rainforest for 2 hours watching Sloths, Monkeys, Dolphins & a variety of birds we floated around grande lagoon to watch the sunset. The water was so calm we was able to capture this beautiful reflection, check the birds out in the top branch 🦅
Back to civilisation in Quito after 4 days in the Amazon rainforest. We had an incredible time and can’t wait to share with you what we got up too! Here is Basílica del Voto Nacional in Quito, for $2 you can climb to the top of the bell tower for unreal 360 degree views of the city 🤤 check out our story
Made it to Ecuador, more specifically the middle of the world. A tourist trap for sure but it was cool to check out. Instead of taking a tour for $40 per person we took $2 return public bus, a decent saving 😂 After a solid month of travelling we enjoyed some time apart on opposite sides of the equator.. but not for too long! Tonight we head to the amazon jungle for 4 days, eeek! 🕷🐍🐸🦂🦉🐊
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipiales. This beauty is situated a few km away from the Colombian/Ecuador border. If you are crossing the boarder by land then this is a must! It’s been on our bucket list since we started planning our trip and we was mesmerised by it’s beauty and location. After a 12 hour bus ride from Cali we arrived at 6.30am and headed straight here. I wish my crappy photography did it justice... blame the lack of sleep.
No we aren’t in Rio just yet, this is Cristo Rey overlooking the city of Cali. We took a taxi up as it’s not safe to walk and made it just in time to watch the sunset over Colombia’s 3rd biggest city. Today marks 1 month of travel and ends our time in Colombia, tonight we take our first night bus of the trip to Ecuador 🚌🔜🇪🇨
Loved our time in Salento a perfect mix of adventure / chill and most importantly good Coffee! The people you meet in places definitely enhance your experience, we met some great people in Salento and was lucky enough to have this fella as our neighbour next to our little cabana up in the hills and clouds over looking beautiful Salento, thanks for the 4 am wake up calls pal☕️💚
Life is good! Sitting here in the hammock of our cabana over looking the town of Salento thinking that quitting our jobs and traveling full time was the best decision we ever made. Leaving it until we was a bit older is also great, we are appreciating every second. We are just short of our first month and it’s been a whirlwind, scary how quick it’s gone. 6 days and we will be in Ecuador 🇪🇨