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Amazon jungle

Did you know that the Amazon jungle is home to giant black caimans? These apex predators can reach lengths of more than 14 feet and over 1000 lbs. In this post, you’ll learn 36 black caiman facts, including their habits, habitats, range, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Safety tip: While black caiman [...]

Planning a trip to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest? Here are 15 amazing blue morpho butterfly facts that you’ll want to know before your trip! Blue morpho butterflies are famous for the striking blue of their wings. In this post, you’ll learn what gives them that incredible color, where and how long they live, and what they [...]

Ecuador’s Podocarpus National Park is said to have some of the highest plant and animal diversity in the world. In this post, we share 7 reasons to visit this amazing place. 7 Reasons to Visit Podocarpus National Park Podocarpus National Park covers an area of just over 1460 km2, with an elevation range from around 700 [...]

Are you thinking about visiting the Ecuador Amazon? In this post, we’ll cover 8 things you should know before you visit Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. You’ll learn about yellow fever risk, the climate, accommodations, safety, and more. Many people travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon to see the animals, so before we get started let’s watch a [...]

You’ve likely heard of chicha – the chew-and-spit alcoholic drink made in Ecuador’s amazon region. Here’s what you need to know about Ecuadorian chicha. 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 a [...]

This is guest post about Hamadryade Lodge is by Magali Ipina, a Canadian expat living in Quito, Ecuador. She started her own advertising agency in Quito 3 years ago, Reversal Studio. Check out their site www.reversalstudio.com and follow them on Facebook. Hamadryade Lodge: Eco-Chic Adventure in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle Every year, hundreds and hundreds of locals head to the [...]

As we planned our moved to Ecuador we bought a lot of books. Not just books to learn Spanish or books about becoming expats. Once we decided on Ecuador, we were hungry for information about what was actually there (here). Thinking about Ecuador retirement? Check out this list of the top books about retirement in Ecuador. 14 Best [...]

This is a guest post by James Drummondo of FINTASTIC ADVENTURES de ECUADOR Fishing Excursions. Learn more about James in the author bio at the end of the post. How’s the Fishing in Ecuador? So, just what is the fishing like in Ecuador? The country of Ecuador is divided into four geographical regions: The Andes Amazon (or Oriente) [...]

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