The official parenthesis of our day-to-day, an invocation of the past and, in a drunken trance, a crude encountre with the present; the triumphal arrival of identity in the era of gentrification, the Ecuadorian fiesta popular continues to represent that crack in the calendar through
Oh, you’ll definitely get your feet wet this holiday! Those who have lived in Ecuador know that during Carnival if you didn’t getting soaked you probably didn’t leave your house
These four fiestas are, according to us, among the most special and traditional of the country. Experience Carnival festivities in the Central Andes, discovering the cultural treasures, traditions and identity of each one of these fiestas.
For an Ecuadorian, the official, Spanish Academy dictionary description of the word carnival- "a popular festivity consisting of masquerades, parades, dance and other boisterous rejoicing" - suffers from a terrible omission: where’s the water?! In our eyes, there is no Carnival without this essential element
There is arguably no place in the country serving better hornado (hogroast) than La Merced market in Riobamba. This typical Andean dish has the best of reputations here, for Riobamba is a city that distinguishes itself for its traditional flavors, something that one can also
Dancing in the streets in New Orleans, masked madness in Venice, naked women in Rio
As years roll by, those who’ve periodically visited the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin surely feel overwhelmed at the speed of change. Not change in terms of evolution or natural life cycles, but the change provoked in the name of so-called progress.
We begin our exploration of Guayaquil at its oldest urban park, which was originally the city’s main Plaza de Armas, later Plaza de la Estrella (named after an eight-pointed stone star constructed here), and which today goes by no less than three different names:
Do you want to earn some brownie points this Valentine’s? Make sure this year you have the great idea. Don’t just give another teddy bear, rose bouquet or box of chocolates