Quito, Ecuador

Photo: City Park Ecuador – Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons nearly every day of the year. Also, 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, …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo: David Ceballos, Desfiladero de Papallacta Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. HeadlinesUna reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El ComercioPerú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de Biosfera binacional de Sudamérica (Peru and Ecuador …

Quito Links

Quito flag What would locals like visitors to know about Quito, Ecuador? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] 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 / …

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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9H5oLYcamSK1MVCR7 Cultural WorldLoja holds a …

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. HistoryThe 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 the …

Guayaquil

Photo: Descubriendo el mundo Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the banks of the Guayas River, which flows into the Gulf of Guayaquil on the Pacific Ocean. Google Maps TimeCurrent Time in Guayaquil FlickrGuayaquil [email protected]@[email protected]@Malecon2000Gye FacebookGuayaquil es mi DestinoBosque Cerro Blanco HolidaysOctober 9 Día Guayaquil Elsewhere on the WebGuayaquil City …

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 …

Ecuador Links

Ecuador flag Links related to Ecuador presented in a somewhat random fashion: For SaleR210105-EC: Ayanasha Ecolodge – Hotel for Sale – Ecuador HeadlinesEcuador Indigenous Protests Braved ‘War Zone’ to Win People’s Victory, But Anti-IMF Fight Not Over – NACLAEcuador Declares Force Majeure On All Oil Operations As Protests Escalatehttps://www.politicaexterior.com/latinoamerica-analisis/el-dilema-de-ecuador/@PolExthttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/08/americas/ecuador-government-protests-scli-intl/index.htmlEcuador protests: Hundreds held as president decries …

Quechua

Indigenous Peoples Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Recommended ListeningQuechua – 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, to …

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 Mapsgoo.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, the …