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The Best Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Quito

In the past, vegetarians and vegan travelers in Ecuador had little to choose from aside from heaping plates of rice, beans, eggs, potatoes, and whatever vegetables were at hand.  Luckily, in Quito, there is a growing crop of goto restaurants that are filling the void. Keep reading for a few favorites spanning a spectrum of culinary standards to find when in the city. Continue reading

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Summer Festivals and Events in Ecuador During June and July

During the summer months when school holidays lead to new found discoveries in the vibrant landscapes of Ecuador, the country’s festivals kick into gear. Many revolve around the harvest and summer solstice, dating back to before the Inca when indigenous people lived and celebrated their fortunes under the moon and stars.

People gather in the cities and towns across the country for festive days of parades, ceremonies and nights of dancing, drinking, and eating in the streets until the last note is played.

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The Best Burgers in Quito-8 Places that Cross the Divide

Finding a burger in Quito is as easy as walking down a street in most neighborhoods until a mom and pop restaurant appears- to authentically appreciate burgers in the city you should definitely try this once before moving forward. Fried eggs, French fries, and chips are often garnishes-as is store-bought ham, avocado, and an intriguing variety of sauces that often leaves you wondering why. Continue reading

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Too many places? Choosing the Ideal Travel Experience in Ecuador For You

Trying to plan the ideal travel experience in Ecuador that ventures into the natural riches of the Galapagos Islands, the dense canopy of the jungle and cloud forest, and the vast landscapes of the Andes often finds you grasping at straws when trying to decide where to go.  Ecuador’s small size hides a variety of places where adventure takes many forms-starting in bustling cities and continuing to the far reaches of the country. Keep reading for a guide to the county’s best destinations and activities for travelers of all shapes and sizes.

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