Tag Archive: ruta del sol

Ecuadorian creepy-crawlies underfoot.

“Ventana” (Spanish for “wind”) derives from the Latin word for wind, ventus. English window has a similar connection with the wind. It derives from the Scandinavian word vindauga, a combination of vindr ‘wind’… Continue reading

It’s hard to escape the tourist loop.

After awhile you get kind of sick of following the guide book’s path. It’s a whole country, there must be places to go that aren’t in the dang book, no? The map in… Continue reading