Quito, Ecuador

Photo: City Park Ecuador – Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons almost every day of the year. Its high altitude and sunny disposition make it a spirited place to live and visit. Hashtags: #QuitoGrandeOtraVez According to the historian Juan Paz y Miño, Quito comes from the Indigenous word quitu, which …

Quito Links

Quito flag Links related to Quito, Ecuador presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @MunicipioQuito @VisitaQuito @VisitQuito @AeropuertoUIO @ecabanilla @JuanPazyMino @MauricioRodasEC @MetrodeQuito @LoroHomero @movilidadquito_ @ZULNELEA Questions = Preguntas What would locals like visitors to know about Quito? = ¿Qué les gustaría a los Quiteños que los visitantes supieran sobre la ciudad? Who are the recommended writers …

Ecuador Links

Ecuador flag Links related to Ecuador presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://nacla.org/news/2019/10/17/ecuador-indigenous-protesters-war-zone-peoples-victory-anti-imf-austerity Ecuador Declares Force Majeure On All Oil Operations As Protests Escalate https://www.politicaexterior.com/latinoamerica-analisis/el-dilema-de-ecuador/ @PolExt https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/08/americas/ecuador-government-protests-scli-intl/index.html Ecuador protests: Hundreds held as president decries ‘criminals Estado de excepción en Ecuador: por qué continúa el conflicto pese al levantamiento del paro nacional de transportistas Ecuador In …

Galapagos

Buzzwords The 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species made the Galapagos famous. A century later in 1959, Ecuador declared 97 percent of the Galapagos islands a national park. In 1979 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designad the Galapagos Islands as a World Heritage Site, the first place on …

Bahia de Caráquez, Ecuador

Photo: Museum Updating our coverage of Bahia de Caráquez, Ecuador. Many thanks to Patricio Tamariz for providing much of the text on our wiki. History The bay of Bahia de Caráquez was first named by Francisco Pizarro in 1532 as Bahia de Caraque on his last voyage down the coast to finally reach and capture …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Ministerio del Ambiente Ecuador http://www.ambiente.gob.ec Flickr YouTube Facebook @Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

Ecuador – Viaje de la Semana (Trip of the Week)

Ecuador Flag One of our fave video series on YouTube – Ecuador’s Trip of the Week (Viaje de la Semana). On our wishlist – captions in Spanish and subtitles in English. Kudos to the Tourism Ministry (Ministerio de Turismo Ecuador) for sharing this series online. Viva Ecuador! Key Links https://www.youtube.com/user/amalavidatv Episodes Pimampiro es un cantón …

Quito Metro

Logo Quito Metro (Spanish: Metro de Quito, abbreviated as MDQ), is an underground rail mass transit system consisting of one single line in Quito, Ecuador. According to those in charge, work is currently 80% complete and starting its initial runs. The project is not without its critics, charging damage to the World Heritage designated Centro. …

Ecuador

Ecuador is a compact nation with four distinct zones: Andes Mountains (with some of the most active volcanoes in the world), the Pacific Coast, Amazon Jungle and the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is bordered on the north by Colombia, the south and east by Peru and the west by the Pacific Ocean. All four zones are …