Fitting in: Gringolandia in Ecuador

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We came to Cuenca mainly to study Spanish for a few weeks. After four and half months of non-stop touring and activity, during which we learned scattered bits of Spanish, we thought we should try to consolidate our learning with …

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In pursuit of Darwin’s Galapagos

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Barren landscape to thick brush and scrub. Hardened rivers of lava to black beaches. Rookeries and islets a few meters across to 100 kilometer long islands. Unique, plentiful and varying species of animals. We suspect that many people head to …

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Breathless: Awestruck by normal in Ecuador

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Across Ecuador, a visitor can wander and explore a remarkable, ever-changing terrain. It was crafted over the eons by volcanic action, the continuing movement of the Andean tectonic plates as well as the remaining 90 or so volcanoes in the …

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Into the Amazonian Jungle

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In the Amazon jungle of Ecuador, far from the border town of Coca and hours down the Napo River, we did several safari walks. We were based at a lodge (La Selva Ecolodge) on a broad lagoon that attracted a …

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