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New Cruiser: Expeditions

The travels of an all aluminum Land Cruiser and its owners…

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Ecuador

Ecuador is place full of peaceful and considerate people. From the tranquil Pacific Coast, to the high reaches of the Andes and into the Amazon, this is a country that you really need to see.

Ecuador

Welcome to Peru - November 10, 2008
A mid-morning border crossing from Ecuador to Peru proved to be very stress-free and relatively quick.  We spent about 45 minutes standing around waiting for the boss to arrive to sign our Peru vehicle importation permit. 

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In Ecuador … - November 10, 2008
We spent a long day travelling most of the length of Ecuador towards the Peru border.  Many little highland towns dotted the countryside along a lesser travelled highland road that we decided to take.

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Mindo and Quito, Ecuador - November 10, 2008
We met up with William and Nancy (the couple that we met on the coast), and joined them and their mothers for the weekend in the small town of Mindo, located about 1.5 hours west of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city.

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Coastal Ecuador - October 25, 2008
Greetings from the bulge of the earth here at the Ecuator!

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Giving Pictures: Ecuador Highlands - October 25, 2008
We started chatting to a young indigenous man, Clever, on a park bench in the Otavalo plaza. Before we knew it, he had invited us to his small nearby town (San Roque) to stay overnight with him.

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Otavalo Market, Ecuador - October 23, 2008
We hit the road early, and found ourselves in the moderately small highland town of Otavalo by about 8am. By the time we arrived, the market was already in full swing with vendors and people everywhere.

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Welcome to Ecuador - October 23, 2008
After a long day of driving through the gorgeous scenery of southern Colombia, and a stopoff at the impressive Sanctuario Las Lajas, we decided to head for the Ecuador border despite it being very late in the day.

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The Dog Has a Name! - September 30, 2008
We’ve received a lot of name suggestions from our post where we introduced our new Golden Retriever Puppy. Thanks a lot for your support! Here is the summary of our choices:

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A New Family Member … - September 26, 2008
We interrupt our regular programming here at newcruiser.ca to bring you the following breaking news …

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