[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone comes to visit this corner of the Ecuadorian northern Andes to witness a town turn into a marketplace, where all the typical Andean wares are on show on the streets and, namely, at the main square, for everyone to see and... Read More
Walking the streets, stopping where you fancy, and perhaps getting lost a few times is the best way to get the feel of a city. So, although our two blogs about the Old Town will take you to the ‘must-see’ sights, have fun exploring and... Read More
Alausí is a “train town”. Had it not been for the decision to bring the railway tracks up from the coast via the daring Devil’s Nose switchbacks, it might never have existed beyond the village founded in Colonial times. But the arrival of the engineers... Read More
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“Welcome to the most difficult railway in the world,” exclaims our guide, Paúl López, soon after we board. It’s a dramatic welcome to the journey, and not really tourist hyperbole: Ecuador’s railway really was one of the most difficult feats of engineering... Read More
The Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most visited natural attractions of continental Ecuador. This prodigy of the high mountains, a perfectly conic vision that would have inspired the sensibilities of Frederic Church, one of North America’s most important realist painters, adorns the Andes... Read More
It’s ironic that the province that surrounds one of mainland Ecuador’s most emblematic tourist attractions, Cotopaxi Volcano, is so little explored by travellers. Here we bring you ten reasons why it’s worth dedicating time to discover!
Did we say ten? Well, of course, there are many,... Read More
The Ecuadorian Railways’ newest route returns to its first journeys, by linking the regions to the south of the capital. The trip lasts two days, the rails faithfully following along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”, in the footsteps of the great explorer and naturalist Alexander... Read More
The average British, Swiss or German citizen each eats around 11 kilos (24 pounds) of chocolate a year. That’s about 250 bars of chocolate each a year, or more than one bar every other day. People love chocolate!
But very few people know what the plant... Read More