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Blog Tag: Ecuador

What to do in Riobamba

At first glance, Riobamba may not be the most attractive city to visit in Ecuador. I’ve got to say, however, that each time we visit I find myself liking it even more and more. On

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El Altar: The Challenge that Blew My Mind

I am super excited to be able to share this last trip of ours - our trek to the Volcano Crater Lake “El Altar” in Ecuador. This extinct volcano collapsed in the 1400’s and was

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What’s the Hype with Montañita?

This month we had the delight of taking another motorcycle adventure, this time to Montañita. For those of you who don’t know, Montañita is famous for being a surfer destination and party town. It may

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Adventure in Baños de Agua Santa

Baños de Agua Santa, mostly commonly referred to as Baños, is one of the most visited destinations for tourists and Ecuadorians alike. Its popularity is well-deserved for the amount of adventure activities concentrated within the

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Mindo, Ecuador – Put it on your travel bucket list now.

Mindo is a beautiful quaint town situated in the cloud forest in northern Ecuador. Best known for its birds, butterflies, and natural beauty, Mindo is perfect for any traveler looking to get away. Bonus: the

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A Perfect Day in Cuenca: Where to Go & What to See and Do Like A Local

Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, a perfect day in Cuenca totally exists. After living here one year, I still relish in the beauty of the city and take the chance to play tourist

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What Not-to-Miss in Ecuador (On a Budget)

Ecuador is called "El pais de 4 mundos" (The Country of 4 Worlds) for good reason. In just one day you can pass through the Oriente (Amazon), Sierra (Andes), and the coast! Ecuador is such

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The Best Day Trips from Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca has so much to offer in its centro historico, but if you are a resident or a traveler with some extra days, you should consider venturing out of town! Whether you're looking to hike

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How to do Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park is a MUST if you are traveling Cuenca or the southern provinces of Ecuador. For me Cajas is a mystical land full of geological mystery. Every time I arrive to Cajas I

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Why do Ecuadorians drink instant coffee?

If you walk into a Cuencana grandmother’s kitchen, you’ll likely be presented with one of two options: instant coffee or cafe pasado. Cafe pasado is coffee prepared using the region’s traditional technique: a long coffee

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