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Hacienda Cusín: An Ode to Imagination

There are few places in the world that imitate art with such poignant vivacity, transforming the imagination of a novelistic idyll into a palpable, living experience. A place whose identity is so unique, historical and vision...

Over High Heat it’s how they cook in Iche

You know what they say in Manabí: the flavor always kicks in the second time around. Even more so if it at a place like Iche! A restaurant we’d easily return to a thousand times to continue exploring the authentic flavors of ...

Hacienda Pinsaquí: Proud and Regal

Something that strikes you at first glance about Hacienda Pinsaquí are the hundred-year-old trees that rise gallantly from the property’s enormous backyard. They are the same trees that have astonished visitors from all walks...

Iche: In Search of Manabí’s Culinary Heart

Ceviche, corviche, viche, troliche; all traditional Manabí treats. In addition to their spectacular flavor, and their rhyming endings… What do they have in common? Well, they are all prepared with peanuts. And, something else...

The Añangu Experience: Napo Wildlife Center & Napo Cultural Center

There is no human feat capable of competing with the power of nature at its most diverse. This deep knowledge has driven the Añangu community to create an Amazonian adventure unparalleled in the world. This deep knowledge —at...

Treats on the Road

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Off-Road Adventures

Ñan Adventures

Beyond Misahuallí: an Amazonian Route

It is not a hot day. Even so, the weather and the humidity force us to change our clothes as we pass the town of Tena. That's how the jungle is, it prepares you before you enter it. Fortunately, the vehicle in which we travel...

Manabí Mosaic: A Shading Route

Forest, mountains, mangroves, beaches... it seems that this route takes all over Ecuador... but no. We found everything in Manabí! And at no distance from each other. If you are looking for some variety during your outings, y...

Check out our Cuenca church tour!

We love Cuenca, it's as simple as that. So much so that two of our issues focus on countless aspects of Cuenca's culture, attractions, artists, museums, idiosyncrasies, crafts, etc... (as well as the excellent travel routes t...

Condor Trek: through the King of the Andes path

The ancestor speak of the legend of Pachacamac, creator of the universe. He put a sacred bird on Earth: the Condor. And its purpose would be to serve as messenger between spirits and humans. I imagine that is why its flight i...

Soul-searching in Archidona

Visiting Archidona requires an open mind, one that seeks experience beyond logic. There are no stories here, only legends. And those who tell them are inspired by spirits and ‘ancestors’. For those venturing here, challenging...

Finer Things

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Ñan Archive

Ñan 34: Humboldt & Bonpland in Ecuador

Humboldt and Bonpland entered what is today Ecuador on January 1, 1802. Their eight-month stay in the country would cause great repercussions around the world. It is impossible to prove to what extent the Europeans’ critiques of the colonial system encouraged the Quiteños to rise up and declare Independence from Spain seven years later.

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At One with the Planet

The elusive Inca Trail

Text: Ana Sevilla / Ilán Greenfield The Spanish found the great Inca Road magnificent (and practical) and continued to use it during colonial times, renaming it the “Camino Real”. Two hundred years later, Bolívar and his a...
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