traditional food

You've likely heard of chicha - the chew-and-spit alcoholic drink made in Ecuador. Here's what you need to know about Ecuadorian chicha. Image copyright TwoForTheRoad.com In this post, you'll learn about Ecuadorian chicha - but first, here's what's involved in making it. Please remember to keep an open mind. This is an important tradition of [...]

8 Hair-Raising Coffee Experiences Around The World

Expats Everywhere

This is a guest post by Alex Mastin: "I have a passion for travel and great coffee, which allows me to traverse the globe and experience new cultures and coffee beans. Learn more about  my journey (or rather: obsession) over at HomeGrounds" Like any sensible traveller I try to plan my adventures around the important [...]

How to Have Figs at Home: Dulce de Higos

Living in Ecuador

Over the past few months, we've been talking about figs in Ecuador. There are higos con queso (figs with cheese), fig empanadas and even fig chocolate bars. A few months ago we found preserved figs at Supermaxi. They come in a small 550g container and are amazing. I didn't realize that they were mass produced. I naively thought [...]

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