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 …

Ecuador Links

Ecuador flag Links related to Ecuador presented in somewhat random fashion: 2019 Ecuador legalized gangs. Murder rates plummeted. 2018 Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/world/americas/ecuador-china-dam.html https://www.rainforesttrust.org/news/new-nature-reserve-strengthens-protection-of-ecuadors-premier-national-park/ News = Noticias = https://www.elcomercio.com https://www.elcomercio.com/search/?query=turismo Twitter @VisitaQuito @BlackSheepInn @ecabanilla @nomadom @PatricioTamariz @RiobambaBot @EcuadorTV @NanMagazinec @visit_cuencaec @JUANJINTIACH @Ambiente_Ec @TurismoEc @amalavidatv @ecoecuador @TrenEcuador @turismomejia @CasadelaCultura @makecuador @IGecuador @RioMuchacho @PatrimonioEc @FreddyEhlers @IntranetMintur @LorenaTapiaN @adsecuador @sandynaranjo …

Quito

Photo 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. Questions = Preguntas What would locals like visitors to know about Quito? = ¿Qué les gustaría a los Quiteños que los visitantes …

Quito Links

Quito flag Links related to Quito, Ecuador presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @MunicipioQuito @QuitoTurismo @AeropuertoUIO @MauricioRodasEC @ZULNELEA @MuseoCiudadQ @MetrodeQuito 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 / tweeters / photographers …

Wild Ecuador

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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ministerioambienteecuador https://www.youtube.com/user/ambienteec https://www.facebook.com/AmbienteEc https://twitter.com/Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

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 …

Quechua

Indigenous Peoples Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Recommended Listening Quechua – Imagine that while growing up, your parents spoke to each other in a language you didn’t understand, using another language for you and your siblings. Gabina Funegra was exposed, in this way, …

Mindo, Ecuador

Photo: Alexey Yakovlev, Caterpillar Wikipedia: Mindo is a mountainous watershed in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. In this transitional area — which covers an area of 268 square kilometers (103 sq mi) and ranges from …