Videos tagged with "andes mountains"
Peace Corps 30-Second Summary [00:37]
As I return from the Peace Corps, I am being asked the obvious but difficult question, "So, how was it?" After observing a few eyes-glazed-over expressions and a couple conspicuous glances down at a smartphone when I detail the improvements my community made to their queso fresco cheese, I decided to prepare this 30-second summary instead. Thanks to the US Peace Corps and to my friends in Ecuador for a very rewarding two years. Gracias a Cuerpo de Paz y mis amigos ecuatorianos por unos dos años muy gratificantes.
Tags: Ecuador, Microbusiness, Cheese Making, Andes Mountains
Hail Storm in Cuenca Ecuador [00:39]
Earlier today (February 29, 2012) we experienced a significant hail storm here in Cuenca, Ecuador. While hail isn't unheard of, it isn't very common. This is the biggest hail storm we've seen since we've been here. There was thunder and lightening and huge amounts of rain. Sorry for the poor quality video ... was hard to get outside to get good footage.
Tags: cuenca ecuador, hail storm, south america, weather patterns, rain storm, thunder storms, andes mountains
Traveling in Andes mountains to pacific oceans [03:51]
Gustavo Navarro driving my family to coast of Ecuador for beaches. Hundreds of km up in the mountains through the jungle. Exciting drive :)
Tags: Gustavo, Ecuador, Andes, Amazon, Amee
Family bicycling in the Andes Mountains near Quito, Ecuador [02:55]
Last week in Ecuador, we spent the day riding bicycles in the Andes Mountains outside of Quito. One of our favorite sections was the trail that followed the path of an old rail line called Chaquiñan.
Tags: family, travel, blog, Ecuador, biking, bicycling, hiking, Chaquiñan, Chaquinan, Andes, Quito, adventure, south, america, travel log, outdoors, tourism, cycling
The World in One Minute: Mt. Cotopaxi, Ecuador [01:03]
Today I embarked on a journey to the stratovolcano Cotopaxi. It's the second highest peak in Ecuador. After a bumpy, two-hour drive, I was ready to rock the mountain. Turns out altitude and I don't mesh, so Cotopaxi and all of it's 19347 ft rocked me. And I was only at 17500 ft.
Tags: Cotopaxi, Andes Mountains, Ecuador, hiking, altitude sickness, tw1m, The World in One Minute, Vanessa Villanova