TEDxLaFloresta 2020

Poster Quito, Ecuador – Spanish language TEDXLaFloresta features chats with Danilo Manzano, Alexandra Moshenek, and Dominic Hamilton about new and different ways of understanding diversity. https://youtu.be/8MUIGZ0RH88 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Ecuador? = ¿Qué les gustaría a la gente local que los visitantes supieran sobre Ecuador? How is ‘diversity’ translated in …

Indigenous Ecuador

Photo: Guayasamín Spotlight on Indigenous cultures of Ecuador Wikipedia: Approximately 96.4% of Ecuador’s Indigenous peoples are Highland Quechuas living in the valleys of the Sierra region. Primarily consisting of the descendents of Incans, they are Kichwa speakers and include the Caranqui, the Otavaleños, the Cayambi, the Quitu-Caras, the Panzaleo, the Chimbuelo, the Salasacan, the Tugua, …

Cotopaxi

Photo: Jo Simon, View from Iliniza Spotlight on Cotopaxi, an active stratovolcano, national park, and country province, in the Andes Mountains about 50 km (31 mi) south of Quito, and 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador. The Cotopaxi volcano (meaning “smooth neck of the moon” in Quechua) is among the …

Ecuador Links

Ecuador flag Links related to Ecuador presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Ecuador Indigenous Protests Braved ‘War Zone’ to Win People’s Victory, But Anti-IMF Fight Not Over – NACLA 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

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 forest and the Galapagos Islands. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/NeFkD8F22GSpTU6e8 Questions What’s new in Ecuador? What would locals like visitors to know about Ecuador? Ecuador is bordered on the north by Colombia, …

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. Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de Biosfera binacional de Sudamérica (Peru and Ecuador establish first binational …

Yesterday #Ecuador

Screenshot Responding to the coronavirus restrictions on travel, here is a new video from Dominic Hamilton (and editing by Christian Benavides) reflecting on travel in Ecuador: Planeta Ecuador Ecuador Links TEDxLaFloresta 2020 Coronavirus, aka COVID19

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 …