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 force to celebrate the day that Ecuador’s third city declared its independence from Spanish rule almost two centuries ago. Falling on a Friday and Saturday, this long weekend marks a celebration of traditions. Keep reading for insight into the festivities and customs that go along with them. Continue reading
Done right, eating well in Quito while traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. There are fast food chains that serve up the same old burgers, chicken, and happy meals that bring comfort to those lost in a mass of local set-menu places, rice and bean establishments, and soups stalls that have seen better days.
For those looking for heartier fare, there are options that take you away from the typical almuerzo stalls, and into the international offerings that the city is becoming known for. Keep reading for ten places to find cheap eats that make the grade while in Quito.
The Galapagos Islands stand out on many lists, and have many names. Darwin’s Playground tops the charts for its wildlife, fragile eco-system, striking landscapes, and the intriguing circumstances that brought both the creatures and the early settlers to the archipelago. One aspect of Galapagos Islands travel that is often overlooked are the tropical beaches found along their shores. Continue reading
While Quito’s detractors are quick to point out the city’s flaws, the capital of Ecuador does many things well-the annual Fiestas de Luz is high on the list. Any given day wandering the streets of the historic center is an adventure into the Spanish architecture, the rich history, and the roots of the country’s culture. Continue reading
Vacations to the Galapagos Islands make way for journeys that amaze and inspire-while giving new meaning to adventure travel. The wildlife comes out of the blue-creating moments that astound people of all shapes and sizes while sparking the imagination and awakening a curiosity for the natural world. Continue reading