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TRAVEL ADVENTURES IN ECUADOR, GALAPAGOS & SOUTH AMERICA

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December 26, 2017

A Traveller’s Guide to Falling in Love with Ecuador

Ecuador’s sway over travelers is legendary as first impressions lead to startling and astonishing discoveries. The culture here warmly welcomes international visitors and the Ecuadorian people […]
September 18, 2017

3 Myths about Travelling in Ecuador that You Should Stop Believing

When researching and planning for a trip to Ecuador, there is a vast amount of information online that is often confusing for those who haven't travelled here.
August 8, 2016

Alpacas of Ecuador’s Andes

Alpacas roam the slopes of the Cotacachi Volcano. They belong to the indigenous community of Morochos. José Flores, vice-president of the community, says the alpacas are the best friends of the highland moors (páramos).
July 31, 2016

Pawkar Raymi, as celebrated in Otavalo, Ecuador

Carnival has an ethnic flavor in the Sierra Norte (northern Andes). There are mestizo, indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian celebrations
July 17, 2016

Monkeys of Ecuador’s Pacific coastal region

Monkeys are similarly abundant on either side of Ecuador’s central Andes mountain range. Following on from last week’s blog on inhabitants of the Amazon jungle
June 26, 2016

Whale watching off Ecuador’s Pacific coast

July and August are the peak months for whale watching in Ecuador, as hundreds of humpbacks put on spectacular mating displays, physical and audible.
June 5, 2016

The high-fat, low-carb diet in Ecuador

Ecuador, on the South American Pacific coast and international equator line, values its diverse traditions and enjoys a great deal of self-sufficiency. Probably a majority of the population is self-employed.
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