No visas necessary for UK, Irish or SA passport holders. Used our carnet,
although may not be necessary. Cheap Intenet apparently available in all major towns,
but often closed.
Roads pretty good in places, but even main roads often
have fallen into disrepair. Mud- and rock-slides can be a problem.
Ecuador is the most expensive in South America so far, since they have
adopted the dollar instead of the Sucre. Cheap diesel takes the edge off the
high prices, though.
Very much into discriminatory pricing, especially on
their big attractions - Galapagos, Amazonia, etc.
Toll roads are plentiful
and getting more expensive - a few dollars every 50km or so.