Hi I’m Marco! I think that traveling is one of the best ways to learn about new cultures and the way people from different backgrounds live their lives. Is one of the best ways to open your mind and feel more alive. I decided to start this blog after my trip to Peru and Bolivia. I want to use this blog not only to record my travel experiences but also to advise and help people (in a quick, informal and summarized way) make smart choices when traveling around the world.

In July 2016, I started climbing mountains and posts will include my mountaineering experiences as well.  At the mountain, the feeling is indescribable. It’s one of the most beautiful and purest connections that man can have with nature. It’s a feeling of peace. A feeling of freedom. A feeling of passion. A feeling of experiencing what others don’t. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts that go through your mind while you take a step up to the unknown. It’s more mental than physical. It’s not about making it to the summit, it’s about feeling alive.

Places I have been to:

Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic.

North America: United States and Canada.

Europe: Spain and England.

Major Mountains Climbed:

2016 – Cayambe (5,790 m)

2016 – Illiniza Norte (5,126 m)

2016 – Carihuairazo (5,018 m)

2017 – Illiniza Sur (5,263 m)

2017 – Cotopaxi (5,897 m)

2018 – Tungurahua (5,023 m)

4,000m Mountains: 

Rucu Pichincha (4,698 m) – Corazón (4,790 m) – Pasochoa (4,200 m) – Rumiñahui Central (4,631 m) – Imbabura (4,630 m) – Guagua Pichincha (4,784 m)


Email: marco.castillo55@gmail.com

Instagram: marcocpazos

Twitter: @marcocpazos