March 2015

Azogues Ecuador: An Easy Day Trip From Cuenca

Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

We recently spent some time in Azogues, a small city not far from Cuenca. It has a population of around 40,000 and, although it's in a different province, is considered part of the Cuenca Metropolitan area. Azogues is about a 40 minute drive from Cuenca, it's the capital of Cañar Province. You'll pass it on your way [...]

If you're learning Spanish, you've probably heard of Madrigal's Magic Key To Spanish. It's our readers favorite Spanish learning book. We've seen 600+ purchases just from mentioning this book in an overview post. The week we arrived in Ecuador, someone loaned us their copy because they said it was the best book to get us started. It's the [...]

How to Eat Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit (Video)

Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

Have you ever eaten prickly pear (genus opuntia) cactus fruit? I never knew cactus plants produced edible fruit until we moved to Ecuador. The only cactus plants I had ever seen in Canada were in little pots, growing indoors. When researching this post I found out that some prickly pear cactus do grow in Canada, [...]

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