Santa Ana’s Hill and its 444 stairs

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To speak of one of the iconic places of Guayaquil, I have to remember the Santa Ana hill, to reach the hill and its multi-colored houses we must go to the Malecon 2000 and at the end of the malecon we will find some stairs that will take us, towards the right side Numa Pompilio street It is a cobbled…

Otavalo… a City of Colors

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I was in Baños de Ambato when I decided to go further north and continue my journey, my next destination Otavalo. I took a bus from Baños to go to Quito named Baños, with a value of $ 4.25 and 3 h 30 min. of travel I arrive to the Terrestrial Terminal of Quitumbe. Here in Quitumbe, I took a…

Loja, The Southern Guardian

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Loja is the most southern province of Ecuador, is located with the border of Peru.   To arrive to Loja we must take the bus from the cooperative Loja which takes us from Guayaquil to the city of Loja, approximately 12 hours of travel. It is best to leave at night so that the trip is not so tired and…

La Chocolatera

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One of the best beaches that Ecuador has is Salinas, It is located in the province of Santa Elena a few minutes from La Libertad (La Hueca). There are several beaches that I have already talked about in a previous post but this time I will talk about La Chocolatera. To get to La Chocolatera we must take the road…

Valdivia Marine Park

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To continue the holiday I decided to go to Valdivia Marine Park, It was the pre-opening. You have to go to the Santa Elena terminal and take a bus that  take you to the north of Santa Elena, in my case I take a bus called Manglaralto that ends its journey in Manta.   This bus across the coastal road. If…

Puyo a Paradise in the Ecuadorian Jungle.

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In this occasion, I decided to go one day to the jungle, then I went to Puyo, which is the nearest gateway to Ecuadorian jungle. The tour that I hired was one day, we were people from Chile, Italy and Ecuador. We left at 9 am in Baños de Ambato, people on the tour asked for the Chontacuro, a worm…

Mama Negra’s Party

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I was on my way to the Mercado Cerrado of Latacunga when I realized that the parade of the Mama Negra had begun and I looked for a place to observe the parade, I had spent the whole day without eating but my desire to witness this parade was more. This celebration of la mama negra is a mixture of…

Day of the Death in Santa Elena

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Begins a long holiday in Ecuador and I wanted to start writing about the traditions that there are here where I live, on November 2 every year we celebrate the day of the dead. It is a tradition throughout Ecuador to drink colada morada, it’s a drink made from purple maize and fruit of your choice such as plum, pineapple,…

Quilotoa Lagoon from Shalalá.

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I barely have a couple of days to travel and without planning I go out to my next adventure,  In these days I turned in my head climb the volcano Cotopaxi and go to Quilotoa. So I decided to travel and I went to Latacunga. To get to Latacunga we can do it in several ways, if you are in…

A Hidden Place called: Submarino Cafe

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It’s been two years since I started writing about my trips, and I celebrated it in that way. Traveling I had forgotten one of the pleasures of traveling is to eat and this time I wanted to talk about one of the places that has most impacted me on a trip. Arriving in the city of Tacunga or now known…