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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, [...]

In this guest post by Magali Ipina (a Canadian expat living in Quito, Ecuador) you’ll read about her family’s adventure at Hacienda El Porvenir. Read her blog for the Travel Agency Gxpeditions and follow them on Facebook.  Hacienda El Porvenir: Horseback Riding Adventure My daughter and I have in common a love for nature, the countryside [...]

Where to Stay in Yunguilla Valley, Ecuador: Santuario Hibiscus

Ecuador Travel

Franziska and Dan Pederson invited us to stay at their guesthouse, the Santuario Hibiscus in the Yunguilla Valley. Earlier this month, we visited for 2 nights. Visit their website or join them on Facebook or Twitter. Reader visitor reviews on TripAdvisor. A Warm Welcome We recently spent the weekend at the Santuario Hibiscus in the [...]

If you’re moving to a foreign country, then what your kids are going to do there, will probably be a concern. I was a little worried about that when we moved here. What was I going to do all day (aside from school)? Well, here are a few great places that I love to go: [...]

This is a guest post by Franziska & Dan Pederson. They run a guesthouse in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour south of Cuenca.  Although rather small, Ecuador has one of the highest biological diversity in the world. The main reasons for that are its tropical location on the equator, the high Andes mountain range and [...]

Where to Stay in Cuenca: Villa Nova Inn

Cuenca Ecuador

We frequently get asked about lodging in Cuenca, and we don’t have lots of experience with hotels here. But we have stayed at the Villa Nova Inn and we thought it was very nice. When we arrived we were a little surprised to find out that the staff spoke English.  That was a little treat [...]

Where To Stay in the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

On our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands we stayed with Red Mangrove Galapagos Lodges.  We were asked by the owner Hernan Rodas to go as mystery guests to create some marketing materials. We had an amazing trip. A few minutes after we arrived at the Aventura Lodge (on Santa Cruz) we went out on the [...]

Where to Stay in Quito

Ecuador Travel, Living in Ecuador, Quito Ecuador

We were looking forward to our trip to Quito and the city was much nicer than we were thinking it was going to be.  We found a really nice place to stay in the North side of the city, an apartment with all the necessities, and then some. When we vacation, we look for apartments [...]

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