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La Sirena on Cuenca and Quito

Bienvenido! I’ve been thinking about how I would share two of my favorite places in Ecuador with each of you readers. Cuenca and Quito are equally beautiful cities. 1,506 more words

Amazon rainforest's unmistakable treasures include vipers, tarantulas and piranhas

I recently travelled to the Amazon on two separate occasions. Whether in Ecuador or Peru, I had family accompanying me, and plenty of excitement waiting in the rainforest. 699 more words


Why Summiting a Volcano Never Goes as You Planned: Rucu Pichincha

Two hours into our second attempt to summit Rucu Pichincha, we arrived at the base of El Arenal. We had blasted through the first part of the trail that leads along the ridge line of Pichincha’s slope and the north face of Rucu’s summit. 2,186 more words


Quito: The new city of churches

Days: 232-237

Total distance travelled: 44,913.9 kilometres (27,896.83 miles)

There are some things we take for granted on this trip.

One of those being that we usually find that as soon as we end a long bus journey, it’s time to feed our ravenous stomachs. 1,641 more words


Travel Photo Gallery: Quito, Ecuador

I spent a month in Quito, Ecuador on a study abroad program with my university. This was my first trip to South America entirely. I had an amazing experience and would love to return soon. 321 more words


"Bienvenidos, Bienvenidos Papa Francisco"

I can safely assume that today was one of the most exciting days in recent history in the city of Quito, as the Pope rolled into town in the PopeMobile down Seis de Deciembre from the old airport to Old Town Quito.   501 more words

MARY O’GRADY: Ecuador’s Correa Wants to Co-Opt Pope Francis

Wall Street Journal — The pontiff risks leaving the impression on his visit that the church condones repression.

Pope Francis’ journey to Ecuador, which kicks off on Monday, “is to cultivate the virtues of the people and not to politicize his presence,” Quito Archbishop Fausto Trávez said late last week in public remarks. 54 more words