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Zen and Car Journeys in Ecuador

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*It should be noted that this post has little or no relation to the complex philosophies of Zen Buddhism In a world of long everyday distances, the car is an indispensable tool that makes daily life easier. Yet, although it makes our lives easier and certain people unquestionably love their time in a car, there …

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Nature, Biodiversity and Scenery – What Makes Ecuador So Special?

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The role of nature in human life has continuously been of unique importance, even in modernity. Not only does it serve as the sole source of human sustenance and the origin of human development, it also serves as a perpetual fountainhead of human leisure, not to mention its role in engendering some of the most …

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Ecuador – Does Size Matter?

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Once upon a time, Ecuador was a rather large country, stretching further both eastward and southward than it does today. However, after decades of war with lamentable outcomes, its neighbouring countries slowly trimmed it down. As a result, Ecuador appears to be a fairly small country in comparison to other Latin American nations. But fortunately …

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Cotopaxi National Park reopend!

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After being closed for nearly 5 months, the famous Cotopaxi National Park is open to visitors again! The ecological reserve of Cotopaxi Park is host to a large variety of flora and fauna, big pine forests, mountains, magnificent lakes and breathtaking views. The centerpiece of the park is the impressive Cotopaxi volcano, one of the …

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Quito again the Leading Destination of South America

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Quito has won the award for the “Leading destination in South America” for the third time in a row. Recently, the World Travels Awards handed out seven awards to Ecuador, which makes the country one of the main tourist destinations in South America. In 2013 and 2014 Quito was also chosen as South America´s leading destination. …

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Quito 37 years World Heritage site

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Last week it has been 37 years since the historical center of Quito was declared as Cultural Heritage site of humanity by UNESCO. Quito celebrates this anniversary with many events, such as screening the documentary ´Somos Quito´ (we are Quito) on Plaza de Santo Domingo, one of the main squares in town. San Francisco de …

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From Dallas to Quito with American Airlines

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American Airlines will soon extend her flight routes to Ecuador. The airline company plans to add the route Dallas-Quito to its flight schedule from the 18th of December of this year. Every week five flights will depart from Dallas to go to Quito. American Airlines will be the first airline that connects Quito directly with the …

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Wolf volcano erupts in Galapagos

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  Last Monday, the volcano ´Wolf´ erupted on Isabela Island, the largest island of the Galapagos Archipelago. Some tourists were lucky to admire this fascinating natural phenomenon. This was the first eruption of the Wolf volcano in 33 years. However many would say that volcano eruptions are part of the archipelago´s ecosystem. During the last …

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Quito is the new destination of JetBlue Airways

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JetBlue Airways will add Quito to their nonstop flight destinations. The route Fort Lauderdale – Quito – Fort Lauderdale will be added to the airline´s flight schedule in the first quarter of 2016. The Ecuadorian Minister of Tourism, Sandra Naranjo, announced this news together with Dave Clark from JetBlue Airways in New York, on a …

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