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May 6, 2021
painting of the battle of pichincha ecuador 24th May

The Battle of Pichincha 24th May – Holiday to Celebrate Ecuador’s Independence

April 21, 2021
ecuador traditional colada morada drink

8 Traditional Ecuadorian Drinks You Should Try

October 26, 2020
ecuador new years fireworks in guayaquil

New Years in Ecuador – How to celebrate with the locals!

Ecuadorians have a thing about New Years-it’s a big deal! Set apart from the celebrations in Times Square.
June 8, 2020

Travel Etiquette & Local Customs in Ecuador

Ecuador has its own unique customs and social norms that might easily throw the unprepared traveler off-guard. The good news is that learning etiquette in Ecuador is straightforward
May 3, 2020
inti raymi ecuador celebrations with guitar music

Inti Raymi Ecuador: Festival of the Inca Sun God

January 6, 2020
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Medicinal plants of Ecuador

It's estimated seven out of ten Ecuadorians use medicinal plants. Ethnobiologist Omar Vacas has spent 15 years researching local flora used for centuries to cure diseases.
October 31, 2018

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

February 9, 2018
ecuador hikers celebrate reaching the summit

Learning to live in Ecuador like a true local in Ecuador

January 8, 2018

Culture Shock? Embrace the Adventure when Traveling in Ecuador

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