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Ombretta (Ombi) Zanetti is a co-founder of veryitchyfeet.com. She has been travelling the world since 1989 and since 1999 with her partner, Alex, who hails from Ecuador. They both like to venture to the lesser known places. Ombi shares her passion for different cultures through her travel stories and Alex through his lens. Come take a detour or two with them!

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Very Itchy Feet Takes a Travel Detour

This year, 2017, has seen us jump on the travel blogging bandwagon. We decided to change our passion into our profession. We figured that with our combined skills, enthusiasm and travel passion and expertise that we certainly had something to offer others, whilst also doing what we love.

Why Travel Detours? It’s no secret; we like the unusual, not as frequented and lesser-known destinations.

I have been travelling since 1989 and with Alex since 1999. Between us, we have visited almost 95 countries.

Places we’ve been,things we’ve seen; how one year of travels rolled into two!

The Lost City Colombia Trek.

A snippet of the countries travelled between 2014 and 2016 Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, USA, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Nepal, Georgia, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey, Cyprus, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Canada, Hawaii. Fast Forward in 2017. We travelled around Australia, Chile, Argentina and currently in Paraguay… New travel blogs are coming soon on 2018! …

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Deeper into Ecuador’s Andean Highlands; Chimborazo and the Quilotoa Loop

Whilst staying in Guaranda we decided to do a day trip to Mount Chimborazo, only some 50 kilometres away. Whilst it had been thought to be extinct, new studies show that it is actually active, having erupted at least seven times during the last 10 000 years; nothing on record however. The mountain was once considered …

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Exploring Ecuador’s central highlands; Baños, Alausi, Guaranda, Salinas de Guaranda

Wondering at the gateway to the Amazon Soon enough we were off to Baños de Agua Santa, or Baños, as it’s more commonly known. The area around the small town has to be the jewel in Ecuador’s jewel-encrusted crown! This tourist-happy town is the gateway to the Amazon. The town itself isn’t a bomb of …

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Jungle time … from Macas to Yasuni National Park, the most biologically diverse spot on Earth!

We’d been to or through Macas a couple of times over the years, and this time we would pass through on our way to a  remote part of Ecuador’s Amazon basin, to see Alex’s Uncle Jorge. It’s also known as the “Emerald of the East”, due to its location just east of the Andes mountains. …

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