gnarsack Day 18: Máncora, Peru

Still at the beach. Took a small afternoon adventure to visit a bubbling thermal mud bath 11 NE of Máncora by rickshaw. Supposedly, it has healing properties. It did, however, make our skin as smooth as eggs.
#safreedumbtour #mancora #hotmudbath #smoothaseggs
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gnarsack Still at the beach in Mańcora, Peru so here's some #tbt from the top of Baños, Ecuador, because this place is seriously the most beautiful location on earth. #safreedumbtour #baños #ecuador #greenerthangreen 5d

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gnarsack Day 15: Máncora, Peru

Got to snorkel with some turtle homies. These Green Sea Turtles are around 80 years old and came from the Galápagos Islands. They hang out in one particular spot a few km south of Máncora. Screen shot from @whereismona GoPro. #safreedumbtour #greenseaturtle #snorkeling #bucketlistshit #goprograms
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gnarsack Day 14: Máncora, Peru

After countless hours on many different busses and one easy border crossing, we finally land ourselves at the Pacific Ocean in northern Peru. The weather is perfect and the water is warm. I think we'll be staying here for a while. #safreedumbtour #mancora #peru #specificocean
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gnarsack Day 12: Loja, Ecuador
Working our way to The Peruvian border via many bus rides. Not a whole lot of action. But here's a picture of some rotisserie guinea pig, or Cuy as it's known regionally. Found in Baños. Too expensive to eat in Ecuador, we'll have to munch on some cheaper Cuy in Peru. #safreedumbtour #cuy #petsmartcuisine
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  •   rkeller7 Holy crap I've heard they eat guinea but never seen it! #crazy 1w

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gnarsack Day 10: Cuenca, Ecuador

We spent all of yesterday traveling by bus (8 hours total) from Baños to Cuenca. Today we spent our day wondering around the city center and set up a hammock alongside the Río Tomebamba as seen here. There are 4 rivers flowing through this town that give it a unique feel. Also had the best Belgian waffles ever here. #safreedumbtour #cuenca #riotomebamba
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gnarsack Day 8: Baños, Ecuador

Rented a sketchy go-kart and went along Routa de las Cascadas to peep the insane waterfalls here. This is the Pailon del Diablo waterfall. You can actually hike through a narrow cave passage to reach the very back of this waterfall. It's been raining here the past 2 days so the waterfall was fucking raging. Pictures just don't do it justice.
#safreedumbtour #routadelascascadas #pailondeldiablo #gochasesomewaterfalls
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gnarsack The Tungurahua Volcano erupting behind this mountain. It was doing this all day yesterday. Pretty unbelievable. #safreedumbtour #tungurahua #volcano #isthisreallife 2w

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gnarsack Day 5: Baños, Ecuador

Took a 50¢ bus ride up to the coolest treehouse with the most amazing swing, Casa del Arbol. It's actually used as a monitoring station for the Tungurahua volcano which is in the background. The views from up here are unreal and the swing is insane. #safreedumbtour #casadelarbol #baños #treehouse
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gnarsack Day 5: Baños, Ecuador
After our first real Ecuadorian bus ride we finally made it to Baños. It's home to over 60 enormous waterfalls and the Tungurahua Volcano which is currently going through an eruption cycle. This is the waterfall beside the thermal baths which are heated by the volcano and make Baños famous.
#safreedumbtour #baños #gochasesomewaterfalls
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gnarsack Day 4: Otavalo, Ecuador

Today we took a day trip to visit what is supposedly the largest handicraft market in all of South America in Otavalo, Ecuador. This is a picture of the Cayambe Volcano as seen from my seat in the van en route to Otavalo. It's summit is at 15,387 feet and is the highest point on earth that the equator passes through as well as the only place on the equator with snow cover. Thanks Wikipedia.
#safreedumbtour #cayambevolcano #shitontheequator #ecuador
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gnarsack Day 3: Pichincha Volcano

Today we took the Teleférico gondola from Quito up the east side of the active Pichincha Volcano. From there we rented some horses and rode up to nearly 14,000 feet to see some insane views of the volcano peak and the city. You can see the peak in the top left of this photo. The last time this volcano erupted was in 1999 and covered Quito in a few inches of ash. credit: @whereismona 🚡 #safreedumbtour #pichinchavolcano #teleférico #gringoonahorse
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gnarsack Day 2: Intiñan , Ecuador

Went to the equator today, Mitad del Mundo. It's located 22km from Quito's center and only costs 40¢ to get there via public sardine bus. Fun fact: the real Mitad del Mundo monument (as seen in @whereismona gram) is actually incorrectly placed 240m to the south thanks to 18th century measurements. Oops. #safreedumbtour #equator #therealmitaddelmundo
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gnarsack Day 1: Quito, Ecuador

After 20 hours of traveling and one missed flight @whereismona and I finally arrived at our hostel in Quito. After a long sleep we spent most of the day wondering the streets of Old Town. This city is simply gorgeous and is filled with skate spots , culture, empanadas, and overpriced sunscreen #safreedumbtour #quito #ecuador #panecillo
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gnarsack Tomorrow, @whereismona and I begin the craziest adventure of our lives as we backpack through South America for 3 months beginning in Quito, Ecuador. Tucson, you have treated me well for the last 7 years but it's now time for me to part ways with you. I'll try to use Instagram as my travel blog so check back soon for more goodies. Adios!
#safreedumbtour #quarterlifecrisis #backpacking #southamerica #yesimbringingaskateboard
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  •   ari_lena My brother is in Colombia! Tell mona to hit him up if you guys get down there! Have an amazing time!!! 3w
  •   duhmeetree safe travels my dude! Skate every monument 3w
  •   doris_hg Have an amazing time @gnarsack and @whereismona ..... Enjoy South America!!!:) 3w
  •   whereismona Muchas gracias @doris_hg wish you were still there to meet up with us! Enjoy your time in Mexico! 3w
  •   alin_89 I'm jealous man, that sounds awesome @gnarsack 3w
  •   doris_hg @whereismona I got stuck in a beautiful beach in San Carlos.... But I'm sure I will see you again soon :) @whereismona disfruten Sudamérica :) 3w

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gnarsack Some slo mo lightning from the crazy storm last night #slomoeverything #lightning #monsoon #itainteasy 3w

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gnarsack Japanese Mini-Burgers for Dummy's: A How-To Guide #miniburgers #littlejapaneseentrées #supersizeme 1mon

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gnarsack Making kids eat shit since 1826 #tucsoncarcasstoss #bikes #beware #tucsonstreetcar 1mon
  •   itsmejanet I'll never forget the time I hit the trolley tracks. 1mon

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gnarsack @whereismona looking into the 4th dimension. #beergoggles #rei #googlyeyes #forthekids 2mon

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gnarsack Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the world's best miniramp lives again! @caseyleecooper you killed it with the reconstruction. And those stadium lights! Damn. @granth12 #skateboarding #miniramp #rampjam 2mon
  •   caseyleecooper Dude! Had a fun ass time. You fools need to come back out 2mon
  •   granth12 Best mini ramp in Tucson. Such a fun time! 2mon

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