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Tagged With: Ecuador

What to buy in Ecuador: coffee and lots of it!

I know I’ve written about this before, but the last time I was in Ecuador, I only bought 2 bags of mountain-grown coffee. This time around, I’ve bought a whole lot of them! And they’re all for my friends and family – to be given away as gifts. I was told that the coffee grown … Continue reading »

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The end of studying Spanish in Ecuador

Yup, after 4 weeks of studying Monday – Friday 8 hours/day, it’s finally come to the end. I managed to crank out 142 hours in the process and I would have studied more if I had chosen to study 8 in the beginning and didn’t have that holiday in-between either. One of the big reasons … Continue reading »

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Working out while traveling

Yes, you can workout while traveling. Even here in Quito, Ecuador, I can workout by going to a gym. And no it’s not just some dump of a place. There are plenty of free weights ranging from 2.5 kilograms to 70 kilograms and machines for lifting and using alternative parts of the body. There are … Continue reading »

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A side trip to Mindo, Ecuador for hiking, canopying, and water sports

One of the great things about going to a Spanish school is that it sets up these side trips whether it’s during the week or weekend to go to some well-known tourist locations within the country. Most Ecuadorians know what and where these places are but for the most part, foreigners do not. As a … Continue reading »

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Food of Ecuador

The food in Ecuador is pretty basic. I compare it to its neighbor’s food of Colombia for all meals. In Ecuador breakfast is basically bread, fruit, tea, juice, and maybe some eggs (boiled, fried, scrambled). Obviously, there is a wide variety of creams to choose from ranging from butter, margarine, dulce de leche, fruit cream, … Continue reading »

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