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Cyril, A Tale of Sweet Temptation

Customers often raise an eyebrow when reading the name-tags that describe and detail ingredients in the pastries, ice cream flavors and chocolates displayed throughout the boutique. Everything seems so accurate, fine and deli...

Bite-sized deliciousness at Miele

If there were ever a ‘neighborhood coffee house’ in Quito, it would have to be Miele. “Where everyone knows your name,” jokes María José Salgado, “you know, like ‘Cheers’”. She’s only repeating what one of her customers liken...

Nuema, Ecuador’s Culinary Jewel

The world craves the flavors, ingredients, and culinary traditions of Latin American cuisine… we have no doubt about that. Proof of it is William Reed’s ‘Latin America’s 50 Best' which every year announces the finest restaur...

Every dish is its own experience at Cardó

Octopus bacon, duck confit tacos or suckling pig with a delectable naranjilla sauce: exclusive recipes taken directly from Cardó's outstanding kitchen. The authenticity of every dish here is what sets the restaurant apart fro...

San José de Puembo: Worth savoring

The historic San José de Puembo inn has undoubtedly taken the exquisite taste of typical Ecuadorian cuisine to new heights. Everything served displays a distinctive touch. Yet no ingredient has been changed. Nor do these dish...

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Five January picks for nature enthusiasts in Ecuador

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of activities in nature to behold within the borders of this mega-diverse country: places so different, so lush, so special, that offer from adventure sports to a deep connection with Ec...

Five Ecuador beach season destinations to explore in 2021

It's technically ‘winter’ in Ecuador... which means SUMMER all along our beautiful coastline (that's how curious and wonderful our country is!). The weather is sunny. The sea is warm. The sea breeze is a real treat. If there ...

Isla Salango: so close, yet so far

Photographs: Jorge Vinueza From our anchor point, I can look out on one of two possible horizons: The first, infinite, or seemingly so, is the Pacific, roughly framed on the left by the rocky banks of the islet; the second...

A week in San Cristóbal

Photographs: Jorge Vinueza In San Cristóbal, you are warned about the "curse of the guava". They say that if you pluck one of these fruits from the trees and eat it, you will be cursed to forever return to the island. I, o...

Strolling along in Zuleta

The Valley of Zuleta is one of Ecuador’s truly arresting getaways, due to its landscapes and cultural importance, yet, few make it out that way… We did so this weekend, always set to rediscover our country's most beautiful de...

Finer Things

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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.

Dumbfounded

By: Ilan Greenfield Ph...

Roque Sevilla: Inspired by Humboldt

The spirit of Humboldt ha...

At One with the Planet

Ancient exchange

Fifty years ago, somewhere in the province of Chimborazo, the indigenous world existed in a beguiling state of isolation that no longer saw a way out of its poverty, that had lost its prior impetus to "rise up" against Coloni...
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