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Diving in the Galapagos

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Back in the good old days, there were blank spaces on the world map; areas which no one had a reliable account of. If you go far enough back in time, such terra incognita were often designated on maps with drawings of sea monsters or dragons, or writing that said ‘here be dragons’ or ‘here …

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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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The Enchanted Isles – San Cristóbal

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Although the tale of Robinson Crusoe is in many ways a fairly tragic story, many of us has more than once imagined ourselves living the life of a castaway. Waking up to the ebullient swaying of palm trees and the gentle waves of a turquoise sea; living off the nature and existing far away from …

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Dia de la Independencia de Ecuador

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Compared to the crowded and hectic cities of Caracas, Bogota and Lima, Quito might seem like a tranquil, small city, comfortably nestled into the tranquillity of the Andean valleys. In the historical centre, taxi drivers and civilians alike create queues because they are busy buying ice cream from street vendors. In La Floresta, just between …

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Tren Crucero – A Sumptuous Journey through Ecuador

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Last week Marcelo and Nadine from the operations team of Latin Frontiers visited the ‘Tren Crucero’: a luxury train that brings you from Otavalo in the north to Guayaquil in the south (or the other way around), crossing the Ecuadorian Avenue of Volcanoes in four days. Besides a comfortable way of traveling, the Tren Crucero …

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The Enchanted Isles – Isabela

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Under a calm blue sky, sultry clouds and a seductive turquoise ocean, the dark and jagged volcanic rocks of Isabela Island lose their ominous appearance. Instead, they appear with a new purpose, providing the picturesque landscapes of the Galapagos a contrast that makes the islands seem, if possible, even more enchanting. Although Isabela ranks as …

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The experience of Steven Klein

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“From our first interactions with Inge Kremer, our sales coordinator, to our tour guides in Quito and then on the Galapagos Islands, everything went smoothly. Inge was able to incorporate our individualized requests for an active vacation. At every port or hotel pickup, there was always someone waiting to meet us. We always felt like …

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Do you love chocolate? Chances are you will love Ecuador!

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Wars have been fought, borders have been drawn and agreements have been made all in the name of natural resources. Water, oil, gold, animals, timber; they have all shaped our history. Even today, they are what make the world go around. Ecuador has been no exception. To many, however, it might come as a surprise …

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The Experience of Nancy Parkinson

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“I was very pleased with my trip and how well Latin Frontiers handled all of the details.” “My trip was well-organized. I liked the flexibility in the activities since I was a tour of one. It was nice to say, “I don’t want to do that.” or “I’d rather do xxx”.” “Juan was absolutely wonderful …

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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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