Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.

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  1. CreativeTravelGuide (@CTGTravelGuide)
    12 Jan 2017 @ 1:43 am

    Wow that crater lake is breathtaking! Would love to visit and photograph! Eduador is on my list but not sure if we will get there this year, hopefully next year?! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Kreete | AdventurousTrails
    11 Jan 2017 @ 12:23 pm

    Sounds awesome! Love the rim hike you did and that lake looks so pristine. What happened to Alfredo once you were done hiking? I had no idea that you can’t balance yourself in Ecuador, but you can balance an egg on a nail? What kind of sorcery is that haha! I would have taken a cab home too, as I would be a bit worried about safety in South America.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      15 Jan 2017 @ 2:55 pm

      Alfredo knew we were done, we said goodbye and he wondered off! Maybe to help someone else. Yes, it’s quite bizarre that you can’t balance yourself but it’s something to do with the egg yolk being perfectly centred at the equator making it easier.

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  3. Hendrik
    11 Jan 2017 @ 5:20 am

    I love your photos – what to say. Really impressive. Makes me immediately want to be in Ecuador now. Alfredo seems to like the camera a lot – maybe he should become a Model? 🙂

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  4. tourdelust
    11 Jan 2017 @ 2:41 am

    Wow that colorful crater looks amazing!!! All your photos are stunning and it is going on my bucket list! I have never really thought about visiting Ecuador but I will in the future. Alfredo is so cute too! =)

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  5. Stacey
    11 Jan 2017 @ 1:17 am

    Those pictures are unreal! I kind of want to visit Ecuador as well! So many places to see! This lake will now be at the top of my Ecuador list!

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  6. rhiydwi
    10 Jan 2017 @ 10:33 pm

    Oh bless you both for mistaking the hostel! I skipped out on Quilotoa when I was in Ecuador because I was running short on time and money. Couldn’t make head nor tails of how to get there without paying an extortionate amount for a tour, but on seeing your pictures (which btw are absolutely stunning!) I definitely wish I’d cut back in Banos and made more of an effort now. I’m so jealous you’re an Egg Master!!! Definitely wanted one of those certificates, will have to make do with my middle of the world passport stamp instead haha.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      10 Jan 2017 @ 11:31 pm

      Ahhh what a shame! perhaps next time you’re in Ecuador! I looked at tours and was outraged so was determined just to do a short tour on our own 🙂 We missed on getting the stamp because we left our passports at home!!!

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  7. My Wanderlusty Life
    10 Jan 2017 @ 10:11 pm

    Your pictures are AMAZING. I especially love the one of Alfredo 🙂
    And those equator experiments–you for real? You’re telling me you can balance an egg on a nail? But you can’t balance yourself? I’m so amazed by this! I want to go just to try these things out!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      10 Jan 2017 @ 11:42 pm

      I didn’t even think of it this way but YES!!! Apparently it’s because the egg yolk is directly centred or something.

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  8. fionarabbit2013
    10 Jan 2017 @ 5:32 pm

    The crater lake definitely looks amazing. And you said there was no other tourist in sight, so it must have been an off-the-beaten-track attraction? I’ve never been to this part of the world but it looks very tempting from your photos 🙂 Such a wonderful experience there!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      10 Jan 2017 @ 11:43 pm

      Thanks Fiona. I think some tourists go here but it’s not as popular as other destinations. We also got up at sunrise which definitely helped.

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  9. Jean
    10 Jan 2017 @ 1:19 pm

    Your photos are wonderful. It makes me want to change my trip from Lima down to Lima up!! Love reading your adventures.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      10 Jan 2017 @ 11:44 pm

      You’re travelling Peru??? One of our favourite countries!! You’re going to love it. We have some posts on Peru and tips for cutting costs if you need any 🙂

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