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October 31, 2018
Cultural Travel in Ecuador-Day of the Dead and the Independence of Cuenca

Cultural Travel in Ecuador-Day of the Dead and the Independence of Cuenca

Day of the Dead, on November 2nd is a traditional holiday observed all over Ecuador. November 3rd in Cuenca, the people take to the streets in […]
May 2, 2018

Ecuador Coffee: Many Sips to Come!

Fruity notes or even chocolate? Ecuador coffee has a great range of flavors and aromas in each variety produced in this small but surprisingly diverse land. […]
April 19, 2018

5 Travel Apps that Make the Grade-Digital Wins for Travelers in Ecuador

Ecuador has long remained in the wake of digital advancements. Until a few years ago, smartphones weren’t found in abundance around the country, websites were more […]
April 9, 2018

Quito-A City on the Move-A Response to the New York Times

As an expat who has lived in Quito for around ten years, the recent article in the New York Times listing Quito as one of five […]
March 26, 2018

Semana Santa in Quito-A Time of Processions, Parades, and Music

Today, about 90% of the people in Ecuador are Catholic.  Holy Week in Quito (Semana Santa) mirrors a week-long string of events. To fully appreciate the grandeur […]
February 21, 2018

Solo Female Travel in Ecuador-The Adventures of Laura Straupenieks

This is part one of a series of articles about solo female travel in Ecuador. The country is the 4th safest place in Latin America to […]
February 9, 2018

Learning to live in Ecuador like a true local in Ecuador

Learning to live in Ecuador like a true local, can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Folks from the cities have […]
January 24, 2018

Traveling and Volunteering in Ecuador

Volunteering in Ecuador as part of your travels is one of the best ways to see the culture and get to know the people here during […]
January 24, 2018
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone when Traveling in Ecuador

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone when Traveling in Ecuador

Traveling in Ecuador, another culture with a different set of standards is an experience that rewards those who dare to go beyond their boundaries. Keep reading […]
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