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Yunguilla Valley

In this post, I’ll share 15 things to do in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. Image copyright 4Volcanoes Lodge When most people think of Ecuador, the first thing that comes to mind is the Galapagos. But Ecuador is so much more than those wonderfully bizarre Galapagos animals. In this post, you’ll learn about 15 attractions that you can [...]

Clouds of Yunguilla Valley – Ecuador Travel Photography

Ecuador Travel

The way the clouds settle in the Andes mountains often makes me feel like we are living in a dream. We got this shot early one morning while driving through the beautiful Yunguilla Valley. In this picture you can’t really see into the valley because it’s full of white fluffy clouds. Yunguilla Valley, Andes Mountains [...]

The Wild Horses of Southern Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

When we moved to Ecuador I didn’t really think about seeing wild horses. I thought I might see other wild animals like monkeys, but wild horses didn’t even enter my mind. So when we saw them it was almost like seeing some strange animal I had never seen before. Not because I hadn’t seen horses, [...]

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 [...]

Health Concerns In Cuenca: Dry Air

Living in Ecuador

Cuenca is a beautiful city high up in the Andes Mountains. The climate here is spring like cool-warm during the day and cold at night. From what we have experienced the health care system is good here: good doctors/specialists and clean modern hospitals. The health concerns that we (more specifically Bryan) have experienced are somewhat odd. But because knowing our little story may help others, I’m going to make a short-story, well … long.

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 [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  Our Life in Ecuador: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen The Expats: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen What is your blog url? Blog: www.santuariohibiscus.com/news Twitter: @santuarioh Facebook: Santuario-Hibiscus Where are you currently living? Dan and I live in La Unión, Azuay, [...]

Yesterday, Dena was featured on the super-popular GoGoBot blog. She discussed the following The Five Best Side Trips From Cuenca Ecuador: Chordeleg El Chorro Waterfall El Cajas National Park Ingapirca – Incan Ruins Yunguilla Valley Check out Denas full featured post here. Here are a few pictures of these areas, that didn’t get used in [...]

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