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A Cuencano Tradition: Colada Morada and Guaguas de Pan

Colada Morada and Guaguas de Pan have a deep history in Ecuador and other parts of South America. You’ve seen them around the city of...

How-To: Acquire Your Basic Over-the-Counter Medication Needs In Ecuador

Navigating your medical needs is always a challenge in a new country. Ecuador’s health care system allows citizens and visitors alike to receive medications at...

Thinking About A Day Trip To The Cajas? Read This First

Cajas National Park is a MUST if you are travelling Cuenca or the southern provinces of Ecuador. For me Cajas is a mystical land full...

Ecuador Travel Tips & Cultural Considerations

The first time I came to Ecuador there were many things that caught me off guard. When a lot of people think Ecuador they think...

Understanding The 4 Phases Of Culture Shock While Living In Ecuador

So, you’ve made the big decision: you’re going to move abroad… sell your house, quit your job and carry on with heartfelt goodbyes to all...

The Best Day Trips From Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca has so much to offer in its centro historico, but if you are a resident or a traveler with some extra days, you should...

Making A Real Impact: Why You Should Support Community Organizations

Life as a nonprofit in Ecuador is a lonely one. Leaders fight day in and day out to gather resources, serve their communities, and stay...

What Not-To-Miss In Ecuador (On A Budget)

Ecuador is called “El pais de 4 mundos” (The Country of 4 Worlds) for good reason. In just one day you can pass through the...

Getting To Know The Motorcycle Culture In Cuenca

Spend one afternoon in Cuenca and you’ll quickly notice a great number of motorcycles and scooters making their way around town. While this is not...

What’s a Cedula and How Do I Get One?

Editor’s note: We’ve covered the updated process on how to get a cedula in this article. We suggest following the updated process and not the...