Monthly Archives: March 2010

3 maitravelsite now has a header image!

I’ve been wanting to have a header image for quite a while, and am pleased to say that I finally succeeded in creating one.  To me it represents one of the ultimate goals of many travelers and certainly one of mine: finding that great, isolated beach where civilization is unheard of and only nature and […]

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14 Things to See and What to do in Banos, Ecuador

Located about 2 hours South East of Quito, Banos is Ecuador’s answer to those looking for a place where extreme sports and good hiking are musts in their travels. Despite what many travel guides and travelers say the town itself is not very attractive, with little to offer culturally-wise except for the town church and… […]

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18 Get hot in Rotorua, New Zealand

And smelly, too. Not because the place is a dump, quite the opposite in fact, but because it is a highly volcanic area where not only spas and steam baths are the thing to do, but it is also the best place in New Zealand where you can learn about Maori culture and understand the […]

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24 How to Choose Your Ideal Backpack

About to hit the road? Unsure about what backpack to buy? Need help? Buying a backpack might seem a daunting task because of all the options available, but don’t worry because help is on the way. This post will help you by pointing out what in my experience are the features you should not miss […]

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1 Quito and La Mitad del Mundo

Welcome to the middle of the world. Literally. La Mitad del Mundo is one of the most interesting attractions in Quito, about one hour away from the capital’s city center. A must for any tourist, it is where the Equator line goes through with a little twist: officially, there is a huge monument marking the […]

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