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This is a guest post 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 webpage and follow them on Facebook. Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel in the Galapagos Two years ago, I had the great privilege to travel to Galapagos, [...]

You are at a restaurant in South America, you’re ready to order. You pick up the Spanish menu, try to figure out what it says and then try to order in English. This probably wouldn’t work very well. Here are some phrases to know when you are at a restaurant. On the last Spanish Phrases, someone asked [...]

I like the buses in Ecuador. Before we got a car, we used buses all the time. I liked standing up on them, although I hardly ever did. Dad wouldn’t let me because it was kind of dangerous. They were really bouncy! You know how a bus isn’t allowed to stop unless you’re at a bus stop? Not here! Sometimes the driver will [...]

We were at the Mall del Rio in Cuenca and we decided to go for hot chocolate at La Español Cafe. I saw on the menu: Hot Chocolate With Mozzarella Cheese. “That’s weird…” I thought. “Why would hot chocolate come with mozzarella cheese on the side ?” I thought it sounded interesting so I bought it. You can’t imagine the surprise I got! [...]

You have just landed at the Cuenca airport and you are anxious to begin your Ecuador adventure. But first, you wonder what you will say to people trying to help you. Everyone speaks Spanish, a language you are not familiar with. So what will you say? Here are a few simple phrases you need to know when you [...]

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