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  • Hotels, Hostals, Hostels: What's the difference in Ecuador?
    Hotels, Hostals, Hostels: What's the difference in Ecuador?
    Are you looking for a hotel in Quito or Cuenca? Are you sure you're not looking for a hostal instead? But, don't confuse hostel with hostal or you may be in for a surprise.Are you looking for a dorm room with 3 other bunks besides your own...
  • Ecuador: Everything you always wanted to know
    Ecuador: Everything you always wanted to know
    Watch closely. During the next six weeks you'll have a chance to learn first hand all about Ecuador. Read each chapter carefully. If you don't see the answer to the questions you have feel free to ask at the end of each session. Remember,...
  • Beyond the Galapagos: Five thing to see and do in Ecuador
    Beyond the Galapagos: Five thing to see and do in Ecuador
    The Galapagos Islands are to Ecuador what Machu Picchu is to Peru: a world wonder and tourist magnet extraordinaire. But there's so much more to see and do in Ecuador.Here are five things to see and do in Ecuador that aren't on the...
  • Panama Hats are Made in Ecuador
    Panama Hats are Made in Ecuador
    Panama Hats, those ubiquitous straw creations trimmed in black ribbon, are not made in Panama.They´re made in Ecuador, where the fibers used to weave the hats is harvested from palm trees grown along the coast and where Andean mountain...
  • Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel - Interior Courtyard
    Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel, elegance in Cuenca, Ecuador
    Text and Slideshow by Susanna StarrRather than try to see as much of Ecuador as we could, we opted for a long term stay in Cuenca, a city that was a good deal smaller than the capital city of Quito to the north and quieter than the more largely...