Islands of Ecuador

Islands of Ecuador

JULY 27, 2016

What comes to mind when you think about Ecuador? If you are a diver, chances are pretty good that the unbelievable Galapagos Islands diving is going to be the first thought barging through. What about deep, lush tropical jungles? Colorful markets full of artisan crafts, spices and produce? What about towering volcanoes? Or incredible snow capped mountains? Divers crossing the…

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Isla de Galapagos

Isla de Galapagos

JULY 25, 2016

Rugged Isla de la Plata is perfect for hikers, and boobies. A 40-tonne, barnacle-speckled humpback whale glided underneath our small craft like an enormous shadow. I clung on to a slippery rail while the boat bucked and hopped on the steel-blue Pacific waves. Don t worry,said our captain, they just like to scratch their backs against the hull. From June to September, whale…

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What to do in the Galapagos?

What to do in the Galapagos?

JULY 23, 2016

Snorkelers with sea lions in the Galapagos Snorkel in the Galapagos While wildlife can be easily spotted above water in the Galapagos, seeing it below the surface offers a completely new perspective. Snorkeling is one of the main highlights of visiting the islands and all the cruise itineraries will include it, as will a lot of the day trips. Even if you are anxious about snorkeling…

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Ecuadorian restaurants

Ecuadorian restaurants

JULY 21, 2016

When I think of Ecuador food and Cotacachi restaurants, what immediately comes to mind is corn, potatoes, beans, hominy, chicken, potatoes and rice. These are the staples you find on most menus and daily specials served in restaurants all over Cotacachi. This is also the sort of food that is regularly dished up at any kind of festival, fair, celebration or indigenous party…

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