Category Archives: Ecuador Travel

Otavalo

A 2-hour day trip from Quito, Otavalo is known for its Saturday market starting in the Plaza de Ponchos and spreading out for several blocks. The usual Andean arts and crafts (ponchos, textiles, pottery, bags, jewelry, etc.) are sold here, … Continue reading

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Quito

Ecuador’s capital is divided between the Old Town, with large plazas; government buildings; cathedrals; museums; and La Ronda, the historic area with art galleries and cafes and the New Town, the more modern hustle-and-bustle area with businesses and most of … Continue reading

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Alausi/Central Ecuador

Central Ecuador in the Andean Highlands is perhaps best known for Baños, a small city with thermal baths (hence the name) and lush surroundings, and the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train ride through this beautiful landscape. The train ride … Continue reading

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Cuenca

Cuenca, located in the south central part of the country, is Ecuador’s third-largest city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site city is charming with cobblestone streets, a large central plaza and cathedral, and a large expat community. Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nohna013l2616oj/8AQ0iwSZQo

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil, in the southwestern part of the country, is Ecuador’s largest city. It is located on the Guayas River (hence its name). This large port city has a few interesting sites beyond the museums, statues, parks, etc., of most large … Continue reading

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