The Beginning Of An Adventure


I’ve been toying with the idea of a new holiday for quite a while now. The trip that I have in mind needs to be fun and different. Most people are happy with the run of the mill package tours but somehow I’ve managed to get my fill of that. I started searching for something more remote, more isolated from humanity. I wanted a place which would give me comfort and yet would provide me with some form of adventure.

It took me a while before I narrowed my options down to Ecuador. Most people give me a funny look when I say that Ecuador fulfills my criteria. What most people don’t know is the fact that I have my sights set on the Cloud forest. The Cloud forest is totally off the beaten path. It has numerous kinds of adventures. For starters you need to get yourself vaccinated before visiting. After all it is a rain-forest and you really don’t know what you can get exposed to.
While a trek through the rain-forest tops my list of to do activities, my research yielded some surprising results. Along with the trek there are multiple opportunities for bird watching. There is a lot of fun activities that a person can participate in. Canyoning, zip lining and tubing are just a few examples. I was extremely happy with the idea. It ticked of all the points that made the holiday an adventure. Now comfort however is a totally different issue. I had made up my mind that I was willing to compromise and so my expectations were not very high when I was searching for lodging.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. A number of lodging facilities were available in and around the area. In fact the lodging was surprisingly good. Most of the places offered extremely good facilities. One offered breakfast with hummingbirds. That really caught my attention. What better way to start a day than to the music that nature sings?

Another thing that surprised me was the availability of fast WiFi. That meant that I wouldn’t have difficulty connecting with my friends and family. The location kept getting better and better. In fact, the hot water tub with water jets, the private terrace and the flat screen Television with direct satellite connection really sweetened the deal!

WaterfallIt did not take long for me to make up my mind. After all the location fulfilled all the criteria that I had set down. It was a fun location and it also had all the facilities that would ensure that my stay was comfortable. In fact the hotel looked so good that I had a feeling that my stay was going to be more luxurious than comfortable.

It did not take me long to get my bookings done. Now all that was left was for me to get my vaccinations. After all it is better to be safe than sorry. Which reminded me that I needed to ensure that I packed insect repellent. Time was flying and I couldn’t wait for the start of the adventure. The preparation is half the fun!


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