GringosAbroad Ecuador

January 2014

Why I Love Cuenca's Parque Calderon

Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

Parque Calderon is in the center of Cuenca, it’s a beautiful little park where we like to sit, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the city. What Is Parque Calderon Like? Parque Calderon differs from some of the other parks in Cuenca like Parque de la Madre and Parque Paraiso. It’s mainly just for sitting, [...]

Howard Johnson: Where We Stay in Guayaquil Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

When we travel to Guayaquil we stay at the Howard Johnson. The Howard Johnson in Guayaquil The Howard Johnson is a nice hotel. The lobby is bright and clean. I always like the beautiful flower arrangement on the table in front of the main doors. The restaurant serves a large buffet breakfast each morning and [...]

The Quilotoa Loop: Ecuador's Hidden Treasure (Book Review)

Ecuador Travel

I recently read the book The Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure by Susan Shenck. Susan is an expat living in Cuenca Ecuador. As Susan mentions in her book, not many people have heard about this beautiful crater lake, including me. So I was interested to find out more about it. What is The Quilotoa Lake? The [...]

Corviche: Deep Fried Fish and Green Plantain

Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

Corviche is definitely one of my favorite traditional foods here in Ecuador. It’s right up there with encebollado. Corviche is made with mashed up green plantain and fish. That combination may not sound all that appetizing but when it’s made right, it’s amazazing! ;) I’ve eaten corviche at a few different restaurants but the best [...]

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