Loja, Ecuador

Photo: David A. Acosta, Loja Loja (Ciudad de la Inmaculada Concepción de Loja, City of the Immaculate Conception of Loja), is located in the Cuxibamba valley in southern Ecuador. The province of Loja shares borders with the provinces of Zamora-Chinchipe and El Oro, and with Perú in the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9H5oLYcamSK1MVCR7 Cultural World Loja …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Huaorani

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Huaorani, Waorani, or Waodani, also known as the Waos, are native Amerindians from the Amazonian Region of Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza Provinces) who have marked differences from other ethnic groups from Ecuador. Documentaries Trinkets and Beads – Filmed over two years, Trinkets and Beads tells the story of how the …

Yasuni National Park

Photo: Ministerio Ambiente Ecuador Yasuni National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Yasuní) is in Ecuador with an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within the Napo moist forests ecoregion and is primarily rainforest. The park is about 250 kilometers from Quito and was …

Gringolandia

Cover Looking forward to reading Gringolandia: Lifestyle Migration Under Late Capitalism by Matthew Hayes Amazon.com UMN Press: The new book Gringolandia: Lifestyle Migration Under Late Capitalism by Matthew Hayes explores the little-discussed phenomenon of migration from North to South by retirees, focusing on the historic city of Cuenca, Ecuador. In this city, as many as …